I am forever riding my bike around a favourite route. One day I found my wife’s long-lost bike helmet, so after some encouragement, she decided to come with me. Cathy has a three-wheeled recumbent bike. After a block or two, I was way ahead of her. I spun around only to find her struggling and sweating up a storm
“It’s hard to pedal and pulls to the right,” she asserted. I then checked her machine. I could see two of her tires needed air. A quick trip to the air hose behind the Co-op gas station saw her lifted up and sailing along like she was winning the Tour de France bicycle race.
Wow! Look at the positive words in today’s reading. Just like the air in Cathy’s bike tires, those words are totally uplifting. Reading them can keep your life from going flat. Here in these expressions is the good news of God and God’s joy on the road of life. We still need to pedal up the inclines, but in the process we become stronger as we understand that God travels with those who love the Lord. God will never steer you wrong or get tired. That has me pumped.
Jesus, please grip the handlebars of my life and do the steering. Amen. — G&CW