Consider the height, depth of the Grand Canyon. Now consider the width. Most of us would agree that walking straight across the Grand Canyon would be impossible…unless you had a bridge. In the same way, in our lives there is an extraordinary canyon, a gap if you will. On one side are the requirements of a holy and perfect GOD and on the other side is our human frailty. God cannot deny who he is and so his requirements for holiness must be met. Being frail and weak is a human attribute that we cannot shake. So how will the two meet? We need a bridge. Jesus is our Lord, savior, and our bridge. He perfectly fits in the gap between our weakness and the Father’s Holiness.
If you ever stood at the top of a bridge and looked down, you would instantly feel small. All your senses would be heightened, and there would be a healthy fear of security. When we realize just how high God’s standards are there is usually a healthy fear that we cannot measure up. WE are right, we can’t measure up. Our salvation from Christ became a perfect bridge allowing us full access to the father. Being so wonderful Jesus did not stop there, he provided us with a safety net. Because, although we cannot lose our salvation, we can lose our way. Lovingly, keeping us in mind Jesus provided us with grace. So we are walking the bridge of salvation, towards oneness with the father. If we do trip and fall his safety net of grace will be there to catch us.
Hebrews 4:16 states: So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
So today, run after the father; crossing the bridge of salvation knowing that if you fall the father will be right there with his safety net of grace to catch you.
Sequaisa McPherson, Database Administrator