It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chapter 4, Page 23, Book 11


I hope you all have enjoyed my journey through Lent this year. It is such a special time and I'm glad I have had the opportunity to share it with you all. Many people compare the Lenten season with a journey through the desert. I think of it as traveling through life. The gift we've been given to do the best we can with. I found that poem below seemed to sum things up very well

The Road Of Life

At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong; so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was there sort of like a picture of a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn't know Him.

Later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life was like a bike ride, on a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back helping me pedal. I don't recall when he suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since.

When I had control, it was rather boring, and predictable . . . It was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took the lead, He knew the exciting paths to take, up mountains, and through rocky places at breakneck speeds -- it was all I could do to just hang on! At times it seemed like madness. He said: Pedal!

And by faith I did, although I worried and was anxious. Where are you taking me? He laughed, but no answer, and I started to learn to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure.

When I'd say, I'm scared, He'd lean back and touch my hand. He took me to people that had gifts that I needed. Gifts of healing, acceptance, love, and joy. So many priceless gifts to take on my journey -- my Lord's and mine. Then we were off again. He said, Give the gifts away -- they're extra baggage now -- there'll be more gifts to come. So I did, I gave them to people we met, and found that in giving I also received, and my burden was lighter.

I didn't trust him at first to be in control of my life. I thought He'd wreck it -- but I discovered he knows how to handle even the roughest roads in my life. Now I'm learning to be quiet and pedal in the strangest places. I'm beginning to enjoy the view, the challenge of the ride, as well as the cool breeze on my face with my delightful constant companion, Jesus Christ.

When it seems I just can't take anymore, I keep my eyes and faith on Him. He looks at me, with a big smile, and says: . . . Keep on Pedaling.


I will be having a SUPER Saturday today as it's the day when my family will get together to celebrate Easter. I do hope your Saturday is a super one too! Keep on Pedaling!

'On Ya'-ma


Buttercup said...

Have a wonderful celebration today. Wishes for a blessed Easter!

Scrappy quilter said...

Have a wonderful celebration with your family. Hugs dear friend

Jeannette said...

A beautiful entry as always my friend. God bless you at Easter and always.


HAPPY EASTER. Enjoy the celebration with your family. May it be a glorious day.

Anonymous said...

Have a beautiful family Easter Celebration....and as usual..your "words of wisdom" and wonderful stories are just great!!! love and hugs from KY

betty said...

I'm sure you are enjoying your family celebration by now!! I bet everything was delicious and the time spent together precious@ I did enjoy your Lenten journey Ma! Thanks for all your hard work orchestrating it with Lenten tips daily!!

Happy Easter!