“I came that they may have life and life to the fullest.”

“Why do I want her to learn to ride a bike? I want her to feel the wind in her hair, to know what the freedom of riding without training wheels feels like. Do you think God wants you to go through life asking if he’s there, looking backward to check at every turn? No. He doesn’t. And He doesn’t want you to just get through life, He wants you to soar.”

I can’t quite describe how this makes me feel. To say the least, I’ve been mildly horrified at the blasé manner in which I’ve been walking through life. Zombie-like. And yet I think the thought that maybe it’s normal or it will always be this way is even more terrifying. This sermon gave me life. For a moment. I can and should wake up. Somehow. With God’s help.