That made me think more about the whole "invisible" thing and is there something to be learned from that event. Now, there are times when you think that being invisible might be a good thing, like when you "accidentally" run that red light. Or, there are times when I've said or done something foolish and I wish I could disappear. But, when it comes to riding a motorcycle, being invisible is a bad thing. We all know of people who have experienced near, or actual, accidents where the person at fault, "just didn't see them". We have bumper stickers, signs, and even a public service announcement on TV about looking out for motorcycles. And we have safety seminars about doing our part to be less invisible or at least to drive while watching out for the other guy 'cause he probably isn't watching out for you.
No one likes to be invisible, whether you ride, drive or do neither. One of the basic needs of the human heart is to be significant and accepted. That's why many join clubs or churches, to find a place where they can "belong". God made us that way. That's why there are so many "one another"s in the Bible. Pray with one another. Encourage one another. Laugh with one another. Cry with one another. Some people are naturally social and get involved. Others are more "watch from the sideline" types and easily become invisible. I encourage you to look for them. Not everyone has to be your best buddy, but it only takes a few seconds to say "hello" or shake a hand, or even smile or nod at someone to let them know you acknowledge their existence. There are times when you are alone or even feel lonely, but you never invisible to God. We are all His creation and He watches over us. In Psalm 33 it says; "The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so He understands everything they do." and in 2 Chronicles. 16 it says; "The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
Is your heart His? I am strengthened by the knowledge that I am never invisible to God. As Tom would say, "How 'bout you"?
I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.