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WAS PUT IN MY HEAD FROM GOD ALONE, AND I TRULY THANK HIM FOR IT. PLEASE
Ride of Life by 4Him
The wheels of life are turning
I feel I'm rolling down this track
And I know down deep inside my heart
I can't look back
And though it's hard discerning
All the fiction from the fact
You have led me to this truth and we have
Made a pact
And as we go through highs and lows and all
That's in between
It's good to know were not alone on this
Big scream machine
This is the roller coaster ride of life
Lifts you up and lets you down
This roller coaster ride of life
Spins you round and round and round
Heaven knows wherever you go
I will be right by your side
On this roller coaster, roller coaster ride of life
Roller coaster ride of life
So when I hear you calling
'Cause you have hit your all time low
I will hold you to my side and I won't let you go
And when it seems your falling
'Cause life has got you on a roll
I will take the wheel and hit the brakes we'll
Take it slow
And as we go through highs and lows and all
That's in between
The Lord alone is in control of this big scream machine
Life is a roller coaster . . .
All of the rangers broke out laughing as the song
came to an end. Leeza bent forward and shut the tape off.
"Man, if that doesn't sum up life !" Rocky said in between
"Are lives certainly have been filled with a lot of highs and lows.." Billy began, than he slowly
leaned forward so no one else could hear him, " Especially since we became rangers."
They all nodded in agreement.
"I'm sure you could really relate to this in particular,
Billy." Adam stated.
Billy just lowered his head, and gently nodded. Than
mentally he went back a year. Roughly a year ago Master
Vile had turned time back. All the rangers had turned into
kids again. Than he made an invention which would restore
them to their rightful age. Only he would get a chance to
use it, before Rito and Goldar, would destroy it along with
the power coins. After this all the rangers would go on
their quest for the Zeo crystals. He would in turn give up
his crystal for Tanya. The one thing that no one else knew
, was he would have had to give it up anyway. Aisha would
have wanted it.
He would than remain in the power chamber helping Alpha
out and building new machines. Which he never got thanks
for. He often wondered if the others ever thought of him
while they were out having a fun time. They would be at
the Beach club, while he would be stuck in the Power
Chamber with a robot!!!!
Than a hope came when the Gold ranger appeared. He would
be able to fit in once more. It would turn out he
couldn't contain the power. So once again he had to step
down for his friends , and watch them have their fun.
As if this weren't enough he would than start an
absolutely horribly aging process. He hoped the others would
never know how scared he was. His body didn't even feel
like his own. He than would have to go to another planet
for the cure. Where he thought he had found the love of
his life, and she just used him. That was one thing no
body knew about….Not even Leeza . Cestria had just used him…
He didn't want to recall what she had done to him… It was
to hurtful, he made a vow never to tell anyone about
One up did come out of all this. He met Leeza. He came
back from Aquitar because of the weird codes, and met who he
knew, must be his soul mate. She was so much like him, yet
so different, yet so wonderful. She was the only reason
why he stood . If he could he'd go work somewhere and get
paid for what he was doing.
Another up, and almost down. They found the crystals , which
in turn made him the Silver ranger and Leeza the Peach
ranger. They almost didn't find the crystals, but than there
As for now his life was going smoothly, until another
low were to hit that is. He enjoyed being in battle again.
But things were different this time. He had his facts, and
life straight with God. He had come to realize his true
meaning in life. And that was all that mattered.
"Earth to Billy?…Come in," Tommy joked snapping his fingers
in front of Billy's face.
Billy jerked, " Oh., sorry… I was just thinking over
something's that had happened this past year…that's all. "
"Well, who told you to be sorry…"Leeza began. " I know I
haven't been here that long, but I know for a fact that
we've all been through a lot." Leeza lowered her eyes.
"This song has helped me get through my hardest times…. I
honestly don't know, what I would have done without it."
"Leeza, you know, you never did tell us what your life
was like before you came to Angel Grove." Tanya hesitated. She remembered what it had been like
for her before she had come to Angel Grove.
Her parents had been out exploring when she was really
young and had disappeared. She than moved in with the nearby tribe in Africa. Her life had been
hard from the beginning. She had never wanted to stay in Africa , but she had no choice… Than
inter Zeo quest, she came to Angel Grove and began a totally different life. And a couple months
later she would find her parents and bring them home safely.
"Tanya, are you all right?" Katherine asked breaking into
Tanya's thoughts. "You stopped in mid-sentence. "
Tanya slightly shook her head trying to remember what she
had been thinking. " Yeah, I'm fine my mind just started
wandering that's all…. Leeza what I was asking was… if you
don't mind, would you like to tell us what your life was
like….and why you even moved here."
Leeza lowered her head, almost pondering what she should
say. " Okay….Well, my life was pretty much the way it is
now….Except I spent a lot more of my time inside of an
ice rink…. I was training for Nationals…. If you place in the
top three you can go to the world championships, and if
it's an Olympic year, The Olympics!!!" Leeza explained.
" Well, I was practicing really hard one day , and went into a
triple Lutz…. Well, I fell out of it and….and my ankle
snapped…. I tore several ligaments and tendons….I had to drop
out of competitive skating and work on building my ankle
back up to full strength. …I've been doing that for the past year….. And there's no way I'll be
ready for the Olympics in '98…. So, I'm just going to have to wait till 2002, for the Salt Lake
City games. " She finished, her voice beginning to choke. A tear
rolled down her cheek, quickly she brought her hand up and
swiped it away.
Katherine slowly put a comforting arm around her. " I know
how you feel…. The same thing happened with my diving, but
I was just to scared to go back in the water." She
"It's no big deal," Leeza said trying to pull herself
together. She blinked her eyes several times trying to get
rid of the tears." The reason why we moved here was
because my mom lost her job… We didn't know what to do….
I really have no close relatives…. And the ones that we do
have live real far away…. My mom left my dad when I was
four, so it isn't like we could look him up…. Than my
mom remembered that her sister lived out in Angel Grove….
So she gave her a call and asked if she could put us
up for a while, 'till we could find our own place… She
agreed and let us come and stay with her…. Well, within
not even a week a job opened up for my mom… And two
weeks after that we moved into our own apartment….. That's
pretty much it." Leeza finished.
Everyone stood silent. There really wasn't anything that
could be said to this. Leeza just stared down at her
shoes… There was so much more that she couldn't or didn't
want to tell them… Like the reason why she had no
relatives was because they were dead, or couldn't be bothered
with them… That back in New York all she did was train…
Nothing else, her life was skating. Nothing else mattered. She
had no friends, and no fun time… Her life was skating,
school, and computers…That was it!
Sometimes she wondered if God let her get the injury
for a reason… Maybe God didn't want her to be going into
serious competitive skating, with this type of perspective.
She was obsessed with winning and being the best… Not like
there's anything wrong with winning or being good at what
you do… But you can go too far. When winning's the only
reason why you do it, than you have a problem. The sport, or
thing becomes your God. And God can't allow that. " You shall
have no false gods, before Me." The Bible says.
And she had broken that commandment. She hoped all that had
changed. As she thought back though, it seems as if her
falling was a good thing. She might never had come here.
Even if her mom would have lost her job it wouldn't of
mattered. Cause if she would've won the Nationals, or World
Championships, like everybody said she would. They would've had
enough money to move or live anywhere they wanted. She than
never would have come to Angel Grove, or have the most
important thing she has now. No, not having superpowers, but
friendship. And being able to have fun. She was almost glad
things had worked out the way they did. She hoped to
still be able to go to the Olympics one of these days,
but to remember it's just a competition. Nothing more.
" I guess," Adam began, " We've all been through our own
form of a roller coaster…. And yet somehow, we've all gotten through it."
"But I think that's the point… That somehow through it
all we've come through to the other side. And that no
matter how hard it gets you'll get through it." Tommy
"But the problem, is how you get through it…I mean is
it faith ? God ? What ?" Rocky inquired.
"I think a combination. " Billy started." There's no way
you can get through something without faith, but there's got
to be faith in something…. You can have faith in yourself,
but that really isn't enough because eventually you need
more than that… You need to believe in something… The
problem is a lot of people believe in other people, and
when they make a mistake, they lose faith."
Everyone looked at each other strangely. Ever since Billy
and Leeza, had gone on their quest for the crystals, Billy
had totally changed. Nothing really made sense to them anymore… I
mean Billy had always been hard to understand. Tommy could
defiantly vouch for that one. But this was a whole other
story. It was easier to understand Billy with all of his
scientific, talk than what he was saying now. He seemed so…
grounded in faith. It seemed as if they were talking to a
totally different human being… He viewed science differently. He
even viewed the power rangers differently… Everything he said,
seemed as if some unknown being had made him say it.
Tanya was the first to break the queer silence, " But
who is God?.. Everyone is talking about him and of him, but
there are so many different believe systems out there…. How
do you know that the God you believe in, is the true
Everyone looked from Tanya to Billy, waited anxiously for
the answer. " Because, from what I've learned… No other God sent
His own Son to die for us… That tells me everything I
need to know, and want to know." Billy let out a breath
Everyone was almost afraid to speak. What Billy, had said
made some sense, and yet it made none. Katherine was the
first to comment, " That makes sense," She said solemnly.
Everyone looked at her wondering what she meant, and how
she meant it." It makes sense in every way…. Even logically….
It tells you who the true God is… That almost, makes you
want to believe in Him."
Billy smiled, " I agree with you… That's one of the reasons
why I believe too… This past month I've literally, been
relearning everything…. Everything's new to me, and I need to
explore it, and find out what makes it real… Maybe one
day, you'll all understand what I'm saying."
"I think we can now… We all have our own belief system,
Billy… I'm glad you've found one that's brings you happiness…
As for if it's the real thing, or not I have no idea…
But it's good to know you can find comfort in your
faith, and belief system… Especially when the hard times come. "
Adam jumped in, with a comment that added to the shock of
Now everyone knows Rocky's a pretty goofy guy from time to
time. Well this conversation had been to serious, to long, it was time to bring a little levity to the
have to be honest guys," Everyone looked at him expecting
some words of wisdom." When I woke up this morning I never
thought I'd be having a conversation like this… Heck I
never thought I'd ever have a conversation like this."
Everyone burst into hysterics. No one was expecting him to
goof off like that. But in a way it was just what they
all needed. Tommy pretended to punch Rocky on the shoulder.
"Man, Rocko, with you we never know what to expect !! And I
mean that in a good way. " Tommy exclaimed.
" Yeah, well… This conversation was getting a little too
serious for comfort…. What everybody was saying made sense and
everything… It's just when people talk a lot about faith,
believe systems and stuff, it kinda bugs me….I don't know why,
it…just does. " Rocky sighed going into his form of deep
"It's okay Rocky…besides today has been and eventful day….
And you're right, when I woke up this morning I never
dreamed that we'd be talking about this either." Katherine
"Not to bring up 4Him's song again, but isn't this kinda
what the song is about?" Leeza brought up.
Even Billy was puzzled by this comment," What do you mean by that, Leeza?"
Everyone glanced in her direction, "What I mean is, if life's just like a roller coaster than we never know
coming… It's a consistent surprise…. Sometimes good ones, and
sometimes….bad ones….The point is God never leaves us alone,
He's always there for us. And that's all that matters." She explained.
"That's true, we all have ups, and downs… Life's always
changing, and we have to be ready for whatever may come
our way… Good or bad." Tommy agreed.
"Yeah," Billy jumped in and gave a very mischievous smile, and always remember." He began.
Everyone else knew what he was going to say. At the same time they vaguely chuckled, and sang out, "Life
is a roller coaster ...!"