The other day I went biking in the hills (yes there are hills) of Clermont, Fl. My brother took me on a 30 mile route where we passed through a couple of decent climbs. One of the notable ones was going up Sugarloaf Mountain. I’m sure for experienced cyclists it’s no big deal (although I saw people with really expensive bikes having to walk up) but I was pretty proud of the fact that I was able to ride it up the whole way.
After completely exhausting myself to get up, I was extremely surprised to see the following little sign:
We pulled in and saw that the owners of the home have a little water station for cyclists that are passing through.
Suffice it to say that I was extremely impressed and wondered why they were doing this. Were they Christians? Whoever they are, they are extremely nice people. Here’s the thought I want to leave you with, though: I think it’s always so much more impressive when people serve and give selflessly. They weren’t giving me water under the condition that I take an evangelistic tract from them. There were just doing an extremely nice thing that they didn’t have to do…and in turn that made me really curious about who they are. Is it wrong to give tracts and things when we serve people? I don’t think so. But sometimes it’s just more powerful when people know you’re serving them without any conditions and without anything to gain.