As the days grow shorter, I find myself rushing out of work sooner in a bid to get solid mileage in before dark. Despite the fact my bike has reflective gear, blinky lights and I make myself as visible as possible, I still don't trust drivers to see me the closer the sun gets to the horizon.
Tonight, as I made the final left turn toward home at the end of my ride, I thought about the concept of 'chasing the sun'. That's what I was doing. Rearranging my world, leaving work earlier, taking work home to be finished after my workout, all so I could safely get in a good ride while it was still light. The thought hit me, 'what if i put the same effort into chasing the Son as I have been these last couple of weeks chasing the sun?'
I know my time for evening rides is quickly coming to an end until Spring. I know that winter will eventually force my training inside, or to the early morning hours. But that doesn't slow or impede my current pursuit of squeezing good quality riding out of every last moment of daylight.
I have no idea when my life will come to an end, or when current relationships I'm fostering will be no more. But that shouldn't slow or impede my desire to share Christ, to encourage others to pursue Him as I've encouraged others to pursue running and the discipline of multi-sport. What a world-changer I could be if I chased the Son with the diligence that I chase the sun.