Copyright 2006 Beth Ann Fiedler 3/64. All Rights Reserved.
Luke 23:31 “For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” --Jesus, on the way to His crucifixion.
Luke 23:34 On the cross Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
He knows who and what we are, yet He loves us anyway. He wants you to freely choose Him because He freely chose you. And, like the father who encourages his son to keep trying to learn how to ride a bicycle—He continues to remind us to keep our eyes on the road, steady the handle bars and keep on peddling!
Sometimes we fall off.
He tells us to get up.
Carry on. Finish well.
Sometimes we get lost.
He points out a path.
Show us the Way.
Sometimes we peddle too fast.
He tells us to be patient.
Every season has a purpose.
Sometimes we peddle too slow.
He tell us it is ok, just don’t go so slow that you stop moving.
Every season still has a purpose.
Then, we learn how to ride the bike without falling off or scraping our knees. We understand traffic and we learn to temper our speed.
Sometimes we still fall off.
Sometimes other people push us off or knock us down.
Sometimes, we may even choose to go head to head with the green tree.
But, I can only mimic what I understood from learning to ride the bike--the green tree.
Carry on, finish well.