August 22, 2016

Training Wheels

A little boy about five years-old lives next to the bike path and rides a small bike with training wheels. Sometimes as I passed by he’d show me how fast he could ride, do a wheelie, or race his brother down the sidewalk. Last week he charged up to me and dropping his bike on the grass, he crouched down beside it and showed me where his training wheels used to be attached, “Look here, look here! I took ‘em off. I don’t need ‘em anymore!” I can pinpoint the day I became a babe in Christ, but I’m now trying to recall the monumental moment when I took off my training wheels. The writer of Hebrews said, “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb 5:13-14 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----Yesterday, the pastor of your church asked in Sunday School if anyone could define or describe the Holy Spirit. I so wanted to reply, because that definition or description has been one of my lifelong quests, and I have discovered a lot of interesting concepts on the topic. But the confines of the polite, sixty second response time expected in that situation would not carry anything I had to offer. So I sat silently. But here, you offer the perfect response to your pastor’s request. Maybe the best definition and description of the Holy Spirit is simply training wheels.

Love you all,
Steve Corey