During today’s reading, I was reminded of a series of monthly devotional letters called Kaleidoscope that I wrote almost thirty years ago. In reading over this one from September 1986 I find that I still believe in its central message….
When you’re weary,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all.
I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be foud.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
(Simon & Garfunkel)
The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the only bridge which will carry us over the troubled water of our sin into eternal peace. Jesus is our one essential friend—the only one who layed down His life for you and me so that we could be forgiven. In Ezekiel 22:30 God says,
I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.
God became a man in Jesus Christ to bridge that gap which no one else could bridge, to bridge that gap between Himself and Man which is created by sin. All the religions of the world have tried to build a bridge to reach God—and they have all failed. But the good news is this—God has built a bridge of love to us in His Son Jesus Christ. Are you stepping out on to Jesus—are you crossing that one and only bridge which can take you into eternal life and peace with God?
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. (1 Timothy 2:5)