It is often said that “Life is like riding a Bicycle”…..all you need is; a bit of balance, keep yourself strong and healthy to get up those tough valley climbs and be prepared for the dangers ahead. Keep on peddling and you will get to the finish line and all will be fine!
But sadly life is not all that simple, the road often gets bumpy and you can lose your balance and fall off, or the hill is too steep and you have to give up, or at the slightest distraction the dangers ahead pop up before you notice them and CRASH you are out of the race.
We have all fallen off at some point and have suffered life’s cuts and bruises as a result.
The truth is, by our very nature we cannot cross that finish line in our own strength, the course of life is too difficult, none of us are perfect.
Even the greatest men of the Bible fell off their “bikes” at some point.
Adam disobeyed God, Noah a drunkard, Abraham lied, Moses a murderer, Gideon an idolater, David an adulterer, Peter denied Christ three times and Paul persecuted the church. Yet the Bible tells us that they all got to the finish line! Not by their own strength and ability but by trusting in their Saviour, Jesus Christ the Son of God, who by His Grace lifted them up when they fell, washed away their dirt and guided them safely through to the finish line.
The church at Noddfa does not claim to be a home for the yellow jackets, although those who know Christ have been given His.
Noddfa is a place for those of us with scruffy knees, bent frames, flat tires and sore limbs who keep falling off and are looking for help. Noddfa is also home for those who think they are doing fine, peddling in their own strength, but are simply lost and seeking a purpose and direction in life.
If you want to find out more about Jesus Christ and how He can help you get you through life’s Velothon, why not come and join us at Noddfa?
Because of the road closures for the Velothon we have a shared service at High Street Baptist Church (Abersychan) 11am.
If you can’t usually make Sunday mornings but are now stuck at home with nothing to do it is a great time to come and have a taster of church! Come as you are, all are welcome!
“though we may stumble, we will not fall, for the LORD upholds us with his hand” Psalm 37:24
We look forward to welcoming the Welsh Velothon back to our village (Aberyshcan) despite the seeming inconvenience of having many of our congregation out, because the race that has divided our county has brought two churches closer together .