Thursday, August 28, 2008

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

Do you see any analogies between learning to ride a bicycle and learning to trust God?


harry coe maynard said...

Keep peddaling forward and don't get run over by a Semi.

Susan Barnes said...

It was a long time ago that I learnt to ride a bike. I don't see many similarities. Though I do like Harry's answer! I don't remember it taking as long as it takes to learn to trust God.

Sometimes you think you are trusting God then something happens and you have to learn all over again. Once you learn to ride a bike you never really forget.

John said...

I think there are a lot of similarities. As a young Christian you kind of have "training wheels" on and need someone walking with you, like a parent would with their child. As you do it longer, your confidence increases and you no longer need training wheels, though you still need someone with you.

I think a difference is that in learning to trust God, and trusting Him, you still need community with you. When you learn to ride a bike, eventually you can do it on your own (though sometimes you may need an ambulance or someone to call for help!)

Greg said...

Harry coe,
I'll keep that in mind!

Greg said...

Thanks. I was thinking of things like - you have to do it yourself, it takes balance and daring, it can be scary, etc.

Greg said...

Good response!

harry coe maynard said...


Thank you greatly for your last several post they were peircing and compassionate and very well taken.

If you're not moving you will fall over and you can't steer. you can't peddle backward.

I remember sitting in a Church being affraid to do something God wanted and had to do it "by Faith", I had two thoughts I.m not good enough and I don't have that much faith. a Lady grabed my arm and said I as watching you and just wanted to tell you don't be affraid to trust God, don't be affraid, that scared me to.


Greg said...

Harry coe,
Thanks for your words. Trusting and not being fearful is hard work on a number of levels.