Thoughts from the Bike
I see hundreds of people as I ride my bicycle through NYC. I pay no attention to them most of the time. I have my eyes focused on the road and my mind on the destination. However, there are times when I find myself extraordinarily curious about these strangers. I wonder who they are what there life is like.
I see some people in business suits running through the crowded sidewalks. I wonder if they are running to catch a train so that they can make it to their child’s recital. I see young, “start-up” looking people casually strolling down the street with their heads buried in their iPhone. I wonder if they are putting the finishing touches on the next big app. I see young children walking without their parents. I wonder if they realize the blessing of growing up in a city filled with so much. I see some people without homes. I wonder why they haven’t started walking to a warmer city. There is so much I wonder about.
Someone once said to me that they didn’t understand the point of life. They explained that it was just a vicious cycle of sleep, work, eat, repeat. For some this may be true. I always wonder if the people I see on the street are in that cycle. If they are, do they realize this or are they too busy living it out? That I will never know for sure.
As I wonder about the lives of these strangers I am reminded that we are not stuck in a cycle. Rather we are living a life with purpose. We are living a life won by our savior through the cross.