Our Bridge

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Perhaps you are like a friend of mine? He thought about life and creation and his eternal destiny. He was a religious man but he was seeking answers and peace. He asked the ecclesiastical members of his family for help in his quest. Everything that was suggested he do, he tried to accomplish. He prayed, he gave of his time and money, he faithfully attended religious services but still he did not feel peace. He thought he would have to work harder to make sure God noticed him and had a place for him in Heaven. He was holding tightly onto what he could do.

In the meantime, my friend’s wife had heard the message of salvation and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour. She invited the preacher over to the house for supper. After supper, he sat across the table from my friend and showed him a gospel tract. It depicted two cliffs with the cross as a bridge between them.

The Lord Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” ( John 14:6). My friend was told that the work had been done. The Lord Jesus died on the cross and was punished for our sins. When we trust the Lord Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven and we can call God our Father. A connection has been restored. Immediately, my friend acknowledged that this was better than what he had. But he did not accept God’s salvation that day. In fact it took nine months of God dealing with him, until one day while he was out alone in the pasture fixing the fence, he came to a decision. He decided to trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus on the cross. He believed that the Lord Jesus Christ had taken the punishment for his sins, making him right with God.

My friend will never see the judgment of God because the Lord Jesus took the judgment for him. He prays for his family, that they will choose God’s way of salvation through the finished work of the Lord Jesus.

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