A few weeks ago I bought a bike and started realizing the joy of having access to all parts of the city at anytime. Lately when I get on my bike one idea comes into mind: runaway. I imagine just riding and never looking back and having no idea where I plan to go. There’s something different about this year, that’s making it harder for me to feel “good.” When I get on my bike, I feel free, not from the stress of school, but from the constant pressure I place upon myself. There were two lessons read at service on Sunday and one of them I felt more than usual.


1 John 3: 1-3 says “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” I don’t know why, but now more than ever I have needed God to be my hope. Sure there are fears of the future, am I making the right moves, can I move past the mistakes of the past and  will I be the person I ultimately want to be. However, I know the power of hope, and how it changes things. So, I’m holding on until I feel the tide turn. A gospel song that comes to mind is This Too Shall Pass. I can’t explain what I’m feeling, but I know it can’t be here long. My God is too powerful and too loving to give me something I could not handle. 

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