We have all experienced loss recently. The passing of Bandido Stonecold brought us all together for what was to me an amazing memorial service. There were so many bikes, and so many people from all over these south central United States. It was truly something special, and James would be proud. His loss to this community will be felt for some time to come, and though his role will eventually be filled, the hole in our hearts will not. We will find the strength to move on, but it will take time and God’s healing….

On a similar but not as serious note, Debbie and I went to the Brotherhood of Bikers Sweat Hog Rally out in Burnet this past weekend, and during the bike games, Pitbull the President of the Hill Country chapter went down hard, right after the Barrel Race. An ambulance was called, and he was conscious when the took him away. Fortunately, he will be ok, with just a scar on his forehead and a fractured elbow to slow him down for a while, but the rest of us found a new reason to be cautious for the rest of the day.

We all know that riding a motorcycle is dangerous of course, I suppose that danger is part of the reason we ride, but whether we are fending off cars on the highway, or avoiding holes in the asphalt, life can throw a curve at us at the most unexpected time. For my part though, I don’t worry “too” much about the danger;

Matthew 10:29-31 says; “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid;  you are worth more than many sparrows.”

So, we don’t need to worry, but we still have a part to play in being safe, so I will be doing my part, and I will be praying that our newly found caution and God’s protection will stick around, so we don’t have to go to anymore funerals this year, will you join me?

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