Thursday, February 24, 2011
So, if you have been in any part of my life for about the past 2 years you know motocross is by far my favorite sport.(Football a close 2nd) The thing about motocross is I love every apectof it: bikes,riders,mechanics,amatuer riders, and even the fans. You will probably not find a tighter fan base for a sport than motocross. Your probably asking why is he writing about motocross 1. because it has become a passion in life and 2. because there is definitely a spiritual side to it.
Motocross has a bad reputation, a lot of people think it just a bunch of beer drinking,foul mouth kids, that ride dirt bikes. I will say a lot of that goes on. But there is also a very spiritual side to the sport, mainly because it is crazy dangerous. Right off the top of my head I can think of at least 5 riders in the past year that have lost their life in a dirt bike accident. So, very dangerous. But this leads to many riders putting their faith into something bigger than theirselves. God. Which I say is the best side of the sport. Many top riders are vocal about their faith. Trey Canard, Ashley Fiolek, Andrew Short, Ryan Sipes, Ben Evans, I respect these riders b/c in a sport that glamourize a lot of worldly things they really stand up for their faith. If you are looking for a good role model I would suggest Trey Canard very down to earth and in love with Jesus while also riding a dirt bike very fast.
But just as there are many who stand on there faith there are also alot of kids who fall into the worldly side of motocross. Like I said motocross is a passion but I am also very passionate about Jesus. I hope to one day mesh these two passions and have some sort of motocross/offroad ministry.(Please be in prayer for this.)To reach out to those who may not know Christ because if you are riding a dirt bike you really never know how long your life will be.(The sad part of the sport for sure).
If you are not a motocross fan hopefully you will be interested enough to check it out know. Definitely some good role models in this sport and also its pretty cool to watch. I leave you with a verse and its a obvious pick for sure.
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us RUN with perseverance the RACE marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3
To all those that have lost their life while doing what they loved God Speed!
(Foster Turner,Jesse Masterpool, Nathan Woods, Ray Lang, Ashlee Sokalski, Jeagher Lafountaine, Brett Downey, and many others)