Sometimes we are faced with a bridge to cross; we look at the bridge before us today that the Lord is asking us to cross and it looks sturdy enough. It appears to be well made and shouldn't present any difficulties at all...except that to cross this bridge we have to move our feet.
The heart is willing, but if you look closely there is something different about the other side, although from where we stand we don't have a clear view of the destination we often hesitate, we're unsure, in reality we're just scared.
Maybe that bridge today is forgiveness toward someone who we aren't sure deserves it; maybe it's that step into service in the church in some small way' maybe it's the bridge that takes you from a life separated from God the Father to salvation that can only be found in the welcoming arms of Jesus, the one who died for you and me.
The step we never take will never lead us to the reality of what we haven't experienced, and it wil always leave us where we are... whatever you're struggle today, whatever the bridge before you, you are not alone. God challenged me, compelled me to cross the bridge almost 30 years ago, and what he reveals even as I write these words is beyond my greatest expectations, and today he is waiting to walk you across your bridge.
"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."
Jeremiah 33: 3 (ESV)