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A few years ago, my son and I took a trip to Sturgis, South Dakota for the World Motorcycle Builder Competition. It was quite an experience, first off we aren't bikers, my son just builds them. It is a very small town that gets taken over by motorcycle riders from all over the country, thousands of them. 

In the competition there were about two hundred builders from all over the world. The judging is done by the bike builders, which seems like a good thing, but most of these people believe a motorcycle only has two wheels. My son builds a trike ( 3 wheels), so needless to say we didn't win.
In this small town of Sturgis, the Lord's church meets. We went on Sunday for worship. It was refreshing to find God's people and feel you belong. We talked, had lunch, and went on our way. We felt comfortable, safe, and close to this small group of christians. Sometimes I feel we let our visiting brethren down because we fail to do this. It is sometimes difficult to walk up to a stranger and start a conversation, to introduce yourself, and make them feel welcome or wanted, but it is easier if you put yourself in their shoes. I also hope we wouldn't treat a person differently because of his or her appearance. We are warned about this in James 2:2-5. We are told not to treat a person differently because they are handsome, pretty, or wear nice clothes.
The last thing I noticed at Sturgis was that when average people put on their motorcycle gear, clothes, leather, gloves, chaps, helmets, etc. that they take on a new personality (i.e. they are "bad"). In Hebrews 13:5-8, we are told how we should live. Verse 8 tells us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and yes, forever." So let us follow His example. 

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