Turning many to righteousness #7. “Rejoining the Journey.”

Turning many to righteousness #7. “Rejoining the Journey.”

With marriage came a ban on motorbikes. Thus, for the best part of 30 years I have not been on a motorcycle…until today. Since I had spent the last three decades on four wheels, I wondered if I could stay upright on two wheels again. It was history repeating itself. At 15 I rode my 150cc Suzuki for the very first time. Today I rode Laurie Ryan’s 150cc Honda for the very first time (and the last). The main difference between these two rides was that at 15 my fears were overridden by excitement; at 62 it was just fear. Fortunately, I had the sense to stay within the confines of Morningside’s grassy parking lot, and I never got out of first gear.

Many start their Christian walk in the same manner–fears overridden by the excitement of that which is to come. All the thrills of spiritual freedom and opportunity drove them forward, despite the struggles. But just as I forsook my bike keys, some of them forsake the Keys to the Kingdom. Mine was probably a decision that saved my physical life, but theirs was certainly a decision that destroyed their spiritual life.

The problem with those who abandon Christ for the world is that their hearts can harden by the day. I have seen some who have fallen away from Christ ignore the warnings of death threatening diseases. Others, blessed with good health, have put their faith in fate while ignoring the Good Shepherd’s voice. But still others return to take one last trip around the church and then quit–never to be seen again.

There are, of course, those who have rejoined the journey. These cast their fears upon the Lord and reunited with their Lord and brethren on the Narrow Road. Though they regret the wasted years, they are ever excited to use every future moment to glorify God. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!


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