Yesterday started the "official" ride season with the Blessing of the Bikes in Arcola, Indiana. Well over a thousand bikers descended on this tiny little town and ask the Father of the Catholic Church to bless their bikes for the ride season. It's our first Big Event as the Christian Motocyclist Association, Son Rise Riders. It's not that we want our bikes blessed, but we want to be with area bikers and renew old friendships. Our goal is to bring every biker to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We do that by just being there for them when they need us. We go to MANY secular events just so we can develop relationships and share Jesus. Many times we are bringing light into a dark event, but God protects us and he uses us. We pray with them, we share with them, and we become members of their bike families.
When you are wearing Jesus on your vest in a sea of biker gangs, it could be very intimidating. But, worldwide the patch of CMA is recognized and respected for its values and its mission, even with the hardest of the hardcore gangs. God has always been there to protect us and I praise him for this ministry. Today we head to a local church to share our ministry. Praise God for his support and his presence in all we do! Going out to serve Jesus. That's my calling and that is YOUR calling. We are all asked to share Jesus with those that don't follow him. We do it out of love and desire to share the love Jesus has shown us!
Dear Lord, thank you for your love and this wonderful ministry you have given us. Use us this ride season to help those that don't know you, to come to a saving relationship with you. We ask your spirit fill us with boldness as we share and serve others. May we always represent your love to those we meet! Thank you Lord! let's ride! Amen!