A Bridge Across
The hiker was walking a lonely back trail when he came to a raging river. It appeared that there was no way across the dangerous river. Then he saw an old bridge spanning it. It looked like it had been there forever. He didn’t know if it was safe. He examined it as best he could. Finally he thought it looked solid and was perhaps safe to cross. He cautiously stepped on it. Slowly he put more and more of his weight on it. His trust grew that the old bridge was trustworthy so he began across it. Slowly at first and ready to run back from where he started. Then as it proved solid and true, he walked on it more confidently. Halfway across he was sure the bridge was strong and would keep him safe so he stopped to pause and look at the beauty and majesty of the river below. Instead of fearing the fast moving river he stopped and looked over the side of the bridge to just enjoy the sound, the power and smell of the river. How beautiful and wonderful was the river from the safety of the bridge. Finally, not believing, but knowing that he was safe, he continued across to the other side.
Such it is with Jesus and us. We came to the Lord not knowing if we could trust. We learned to trust. We put our toe out on our faith bridge and slowly put our weight on Him. Then as we traveled with Jesus we grew to know that He is sure, true and able to keep us safe.
Jesus invites: Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
God says that we can trust Him – Jeremiah 32:27 – “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
We trust Him – Psalm 13:5 – “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”
We live happily ever after – John 14:2-3 – “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will Hear me.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, Oh man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.This entry was posted in Devotion and tagged Jeremiah, John, Matthew, Micah, Numbers, Psalm by Bob with