Tomorrow we begin Front Range FREEDOM Tour. This picture captures how I feel as I anticipate the start of this new adventure.
The open stretch of road above my front wheel seems like an empty canvas. During the next eight days our team will fill the canvas, painting a messy, beautiful collage consisting of nearly 500 miles worth of memories and experiences.
If you look carefully, you’ll notice a slight hill on the horizon a few hundred yards ahead. That part of the trip is all we can see. What’s over the hill, and all the subsequent hills, awaits our discovery.
I’m pretty sure the road beyond the horizon won’t always be this open. The bike lane won’t always be this wide. The white line won’t always be so clear and easy to follow. But that’s okay, because we’re not really following roads and directions.
We’re following a God-sized dream, a desire to use our gifts and passions to serve others and change the world. We’re following Jesus, who promises we’ll never be lost even when the directions don’t make sense.
I’m looking at that white line stretching into the distance. I know the journey’s best if I focus on the road in front of me and let the future take care of itself. I don’t want to miss a single mile.
But this morning, it’s hard not to be excited about where the line will lead us. I have no idea what will happen, and that’s really the best part.
It’s gonna be a blast!
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