“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2
It started with a simple question from my athletic sister-in-law, “Want to go for a bike ride?” My mind immediately shifted to memories of me as a youngster with my pigtails flying in the air as I rode on my Schwinn, with cards clipped to the spokes of my tires for that racer noise, as I sped down the streets of my neighborhood trying to beat my brothers home from the park.
What could possibly go wrong on a mountainside bike ride? After all “riding a bike” is something you never forget, and I was quite the speedster in my younger days. Those were my thoughts until I saw the monstrosity that awaited me. A mountain bike and I mean a mountain bike. It was as tall as Pikes Peak with no cards on the spokes and with my pigtails a style of the past, I realized this was not my vision of a leisurely spin. As if it wasn’t bad enough, I was presented with a lovely bike helmet, “just in case”.
You see, we were on vacation and when you’re on vacation you sleep late, stay up late, and your quiet time is filled with noisy fun. But then you find yourself flying down a mountain calling out to Him as you crash and burn. Thankfully when I took off my helmet, I was having that predicted bad hair day, but at least I survived. My Jesus showed me grace when I was just a little too busy for Him. He showed me grace when I was careening down the mountain. He showed me grace when I laughed at my brave stupidity and Jesus showed me peace as He guided me back home and into His arms. He reminded me of the one true thing I will never forget, He is my companion and friend. I pray He’s yours too, no matter what your days hold.
Points to Ponder
1. What makes you brave?
2. Have you seen Jesus’ grace and peace lately?
3. Who is your closest companion?
Pray with me
My dear precious Companion,
You keep me safe even when I tend to ignore our time together. You give me peace just because I am yours. I am blessed.
Your speedy friend.
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I hope you’ll be my walking partner as I navigate my way through a life of whimsy, grace, and a lot of love for our Savior. You can read about my adventures on this blog, Wandering the Path, or if you’d rather, join me on my podcast Wandering the Path with Debi.
And remember, as my Auntie used to say, “No matter how bumpy the journey, your path has already been cleared.”