There are two gospels I preach. One is that God loves us so deeply. The second one is that cycling is fun and good for your body and soul.
Israel hails from India, Zambia and New Zealand and I have known him since I came to live in Perth few years ago. Recently, he has expressed the desire to exercise and keep fit again. Needless to say, there is no better way than cycling.
Dr Ian Charlton, an Australian GP was on video "Doctor on a Bike" and instead of prescribing drugs to tackle the many diseases of sedentary modern lifestyle, he prefers to prescribe the bicycle. Doing so will reduce obesity, the cause of many illnesses we face today.
Israel picking himself up after a fall... note wet patch on left knee.
I can't help but admire Israel because he is approaching 70 and still full of life and vigor. He has not ridden a bicycle since 1964 and therefore it was a challenge to get him back on a bike. Despite a shaky start and a few mishaps, Israel got the hang on it and we went off cycling to Mt Henry Bridge.
It was a glorious Spring morning and a wonderful way to start the weekend. We even had some fun flying my kite at the jetty.
Check out this light-hearted video I made for Uncle Israel. If he can do it, so can many of your more senior friends out there. Get them out on a bike!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39