I thank the Lord for this great privilege He has given me in serving with
this Ministry. I am amazed at the great things God has done and is doing
around the world through this work that is founded under His name. We now
have over 24,000 members in the United States, Canada and around the world.
We have members in China, Africa, England, Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong,
Dubai, Germany and over 100 other countries reading these messages and
sharing them with their friends and loved ones. I praise God for this
Ministry and do give Him all the Glory.
I love to send you stories and messages that make you stop and think and I
believe this story will do just that. We sometimes forget the sacrifice
that was made when Jesus was crucified for the sins of mankind. This story
is a simple reminder of the love that God has for the world and what was
done on the Cross so that whosoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but
have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
There was once a bridge that spanned a large river. During most of the day
the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled
with the banks, allowing ships to pass through freely on both sides of the
bridge. But at certain times each day, a train would come along and the
bridge would be turned sideways across the river, allowing the train to
A switchman sat in a shack on one side of the river where he operated the
controls to turn the bridge and lock it into place as the train crossed.
One evening as the switchman was waiting for the last train of the day to
come, he looked off into the distance through the dimming twilight and
caught sight of the train lights. He stepped onto the control and waited
until the train was within a prescribed distance when he was about to turn
the bridge. He turned the bridge into position, but, to his horror, he
found the locking control did not work. If the bridge was not securely in
position, it would cause the train to jump the track and go crashing into
the river. This was be a passenger train with Many people aboard.
He left the bridge, turned across the river and hurried across the bridge
to the other side, where there was a lever switch he could hold to operate
the lock manually. He would have to hold the lever back firmly as the train
crossed. He could hear the rumble of the train now, and he took hold of
the lever and leaned backward to apply his weight to it, locking the
bridge. He kept applying the pressure to keep the mechanism locked. Many
lives depended on this man's strength.
Then, coming across the bridge from the direction of his control shack, he
heard a sound that made his blood run cold. "Daddy, where are you?" His
four-year-old son was crossing the bridge to look for him. His first
impulse was to cry out to the child, "Run! Run!" But the train was too
close; the tiny legs would never make it across the bridge in time. The man
almost left his lever to snatch up his son and carry him to safety. But he
realized that he could not get back to the lever in time if he saved his
son. Either many people on the train -- or his own son -- must die.
He took but a moment to make his decision. The train sped safely and
swiftly on its way, and no one aboard was even aware of the tiny broken
body thrown mercilessly into the river by the on rushing train. Nor were
they aware of the pitiful figure of the sobbing man, still clinging to the
locking lever long after the train had passed. They did not see him walking
home more slowly than he had ever walked; to tell his wife how their son
had brutally died.
Now, if you comprehend the emotions that went through this man's heart, you
can begin to understand the feelings of Our Father in Heaven when He
sacrificed His Son to bridge the gap between us and eternal life. Can there
be any wonder that He caused the earth to tremble and the skies to darken
when His Son died? How does He feel when we speed along through life
without giving a thought to what was done for us through Jesus Christ?
God does love you more then you will ever know and if you have never made
the decision to make Jesus the Lord of your life, then there is no better
time than the present. Salvation is easy, but many people try to
complicate the provision that God has set forth to be simple.
Just call upon the Lord, confess your sins to Him in repentance and ask
Jesus to come into your heart and life and be your Lord and personal
Savior. Jesus promised that whosoever shall call upon His name shall be
saved and He will in no way cast you out. (Romans 10:9-13) (John 6:37-40)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through Him might be saved."
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled
to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
1 Timothy 2:3-6 "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified
in due time."
Romans 10:12-13 "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry