It Is Well With My Soul

by C. J. Stevens-Pino

Today was a rainy day, but enjoyable. It was a gentle rain that came and went. The ride was thru Amish farm land, and peace was a constant companion.

Traffic was mostly horse-drawn carriages like the one in this photo (taken in the rain).

The horse was spooked by something so the driver was out calming her. Farms range from small and compact meadows and fields to enormous, rolling expanses of corn, soy, hay, and cows. Fellow riders provided companionship and encouragement, support teams at rest stops energized us as much with their warm smiles and pats on the back as the snacks and drinks refill.


Bless us and pray for us, wet roads are dangerous and there have been a fair share of crashes, leaving sore and aching bodies and damaged bikes. We ride with caution and pray that angels protect us, but accidents happen. Those who have crashed dust themselves off, get bikes repaired and jump back on the route, waving off the misfortune with a shrug – it’s all in a day’s work, so let’s get on with it! They are truly foot soldiers in this trek, carrying a message and being true and faithful servants to it.

It is Well With My Soul
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

Always one of my favorites and today it was most appropriate.

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