Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Love For Bridges

If you have ever been to my house or taken a trip with me, you would know that I love bridges. Covered bridges are my favorite, but I have a love for all bridges.

My love for bridges started when I was a little girl. My extended family has never been close by so we have always had to drive several hours to go see them. During these long drives, my Daddy would always point out the bridges to me when we were about to cross them. Now that I have kids of my own, I have a feeling it started out as a distraction method because I was probably being whiny or annoying. Either way it began there.

Isn't this cool?

As I grew older, my love for bridges began to connect with my love for Jesus. And here is why.

I am a sinner.

Romans 3:23 says,  "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".

Because of my sin, I cannot have a relationship with God through anything of my own doing. And my sin keeps me from God because God is holy.

But here is the best part. My favorite part.

Thankfully, God sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins so that our relationship could be restored. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." He desires to have a relationship with us and knew there was no possible way we could ever restore that relationship without someone paying the price for what we have done. So he sent His son to die for us. Sin's price is death. Romans 6:23 says, " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Christ paid that price so that we can have life. What is our part? We only have to believe that that is the truth. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

I started writing this blog over the Easter weekend because I was reminded that Christ paid the ultimate price for me. He became the bridge. What a precious gift. 

If you have any questions, please email me. I would love to get the chance to share more about this with you.

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