I hope you are enjoying John's bike as much as he did. It was his only transport to school. It was a gift from his mom too. One gift to him that she worked really hard to acquire. Do you like the way it rides? Is it comfortable? Each time you ride it perhaps even to school do you think about how you are riding something you took from someone else without their consent? Knowing John the way I do he would have shared the bike with you, allowing you to ride it freely. But that is John, a giving young man with a huge and forgiving heart.
I do hope you take good care of the bike. I mean don't run it into the ground. Keep the tires inflated, careful to keep the chain well lubricated and every once in a while have the gears checked out. Take a few pictures with it. Post them on FB. I mean it is one good looking bike isn't it? And the next time you are riding it test out the speed. mean, I bet it can take some pretty good corners. In any case, enjoy it! John is not coming for it. As John says, Simple Obedience allowed him to let it go. John told us, "It is yours. Keep it!"
While you are keeping it, the bike that is, allow me to thank you. I thank you for allowing so many of us to be introduced to John because of your misdirected acts not of God. Your thievery opened the flood gates of reciprocity in John's favor. All that good and forgiveness and simple obedience and peace John poured out into the universe came back to him in ways his heart could hardly receive. And though we hardly spoke of you in those moments, know that I was thinking of you. I was thinking, I am John's friend. And the one who took his bike should have been John's friend too.
Enjoy your ride. Watch out for speed bumps and pot holes. Keep the wind to your back. Read up on Romans 8:28
Miss La Detra, friend of John
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