As a rider, and a believer, I am noticing 3 themes consistent between the two…
1. Freedom – Ever dance on your motorcycle? What I mean is, ever accelerate while carving an S in the pavement? There is a freedom to celebrate when we hit the road, isn’t there? And of course, we celebrate our freedom from the power and penalty of sin as redeemed believers.
2. Fraternity – While riding my daughter on the bike, she commented to me… “Dad, why are you putting your fingers out when other riders pass?” Do you notice the instant friendship that develops among bikers? As believers, we are a family, a body, a family – a fraternity that enjoys something very special in common.
3. Frailty – My friend’s brother died recently in a crash. Riding is dangerous… Life is temporal. (James 4:14 NIV) “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
What themes do you see as a believing rider?