Mountain Biking and a Manual for Life

Mountain Biking and a Manual for Life


I’ve been doing a lot of biking lately and for those of you who know me will know that I am
passionate about building my own mountain bike to my own specifications. I do this so that I know the bike inside out, customising it to the trails and conditions which I regularly ride. No one knows this bike like I do; they could not pick it up and know all the purposes and reasons behind every component choice as I would.

Companies that pour millions of pounds into bike research produce a huge handbook to go with your high end bike so that you can sit and read about all the features and options to get the most out of the bike.

Our lives are much like a mountain bike in that we have been created to a high standard and have many different options. Like my mountain bike it would be hard to get the most out of life without knowing the creator’s purposes, and like a mountain bike we come with an instruction manual. As Christians, we believe that we were created by God and that we have a purpose and a certain lifestyle that we should follow. Our instruction manual, the Bible gives us an insight in to the purposes our creator has for us. Without this manual, like a mountain bike we can find ourselves falling short of our true potential, with it we can find ‘life – life in all its fullness’

Graham Simpson

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