At a time when it seems that everyone is attached to their phones and laptops, one of the greatest things about riding my Harley is the fact that I can't hear my phone ringing or get on the computer! The time riding the bike is a great retreat from the busy-ness and constant distractions and demands of our connected generation.
There is nothing better than getting on the road with no time restraints, no agenda other than to enjoy the road, see the beauty of God's creation, and enjoy the companionship of my fellow Blue Knights.
Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still, and know that I am God." The Lord is telling us that we, from time to time, need to get away from the chaos and confusion that often assaults us, and get to a place where we can decompress, recharge, and realize how much our Creator loves us and how much He has blessed us with His goodness toward us. That's what I experience when I ride.
This summer I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities that you will have to go on the lunch rides and road trips we will plan. It will do you good to get away from the stress and responsibilities you face daily in your job as a law enforcement officer.
I am retiring from my pastorate at Mildred Baptist Church, and as your chaplain and road captain I look forward to being able to spend more time serving BKtx43. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions for new rides and activities.
May God bless you as you take time to "be still" and know that God is with you!
As always, I stand by to serve you in any way I can.
Riding in the Son,