I think I’ve mentioned before that while I live in the foothills of Pennsylvania, I have family who live in Ohio. Because of this, Tim and I tend to make quite a few trips throughout the year to visit family and dip our toes in Lake Erie, one of my favorite places on Earth.
Recently, we were on our way back from a trip we had made to Ohio and we got on the subject of bridges. Ya see, we go over a LOT of bridges on our trip to and fro. Bridges have always fascinated me and terrified me. I think the fear of bridges I have comes from my mom (sorry mom!), but it’s true. I remember when I was a kiddo and we would drive over bridges she would breathe heavily and talk herself through it. If traffic was crazy, her anxiety was heightened. I am now the same way.
Every time we go over a bridge I think, ‘wow, this engineering is crazy amazing’ and I think ‘please let us make it across’ LOL
This last trip and all of the bridge talk got me thinking about the bridge Jesus built for us when He died on the cross for our sins. You likely know what I’m talking about. My husband says they learned about the bridge in Sunday School. I didn’t attend church regularly as a kiddo, so I was actually taught the Jesus bridge by one of my youth group students when I served as a Youth Director.
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When I think about this bridge I think the bridges we cross today are a pretty good representation. Without Jesus there is no way to the Father. Without Jesus there is no forgiveness of sins. Without Jesus the bridge completely collapses and we would be TERRIFIED of our inability to reach the other side (or at least you should be).
Praise the Lord that He loves us so much and we are so precious in His sight that He would send Jesus to die on the cross undeservingly. Remember Jesus today. Remember the love that He and the Father have for you. Remember that you are precious in His sight, beloved.
The Bridge of Jesus
September 12, 2020