Tuesday, April 5, 2011

BRIDGING THE CHASM

The Bible says something remarkable about how to bridge the gap between God and man. It says that God saw the chasm that separated immoral men and women like you and me from Him. He saw the infinite distance for what it really was -- more immense than human beings could ever fathom. God knew that no amount of human construction -- no amount of bridge work -- would ever be enough to span a chasm that wide. So, motivated by love, God took on the chasm-spanning responsibility Himself. He laid the foundation. He built a bridge that went the distance in order to reach sinful man. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us -- the cross that would serve as the ultimate bridge.

It was a lot of trouble to go to for a single bridge. But God's desire to span the chasm was just that great. After hours of grueling labor that demanded Christ's physical blood, sweat, and tears, God declared that His bridge was now open to the public, ready to be crossed by anyone willing to take the walk.

-- Bill Hybels in Just Walk Across the Room


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