Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Bridge of Christ
by Virginia Gorg
05/09/06
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





The Bridge of Christ


We walked along the rocky path of the Arboretum, together yet separate. We were not touching, simply striding alone on the same path. We were agitated with my daughter and son-in-law. They were fighting again, talking about divorce, and not thinking of their two young children. My husband and I were uptight and it showed in our tense conversation with each other.

We reached a fork in the path, and decided to take the longer trail. As we came around the bend, there was a wooden bridge over a deep gorge. Halfway across, he took my hand and said “listen.”

I stopped and heard nothing, except the faint chirp of a bird far in the distance.

“It’s quiet and still. I think we are supposed to stop here.” We bowed our heads and simply prayed, “Lord, speak to us.”

Over the next fifteen or twenty minutes, all was silent and still. His head was bowed in prayer and I laid down on the bridge, looking upward.

On that bridge, a miracle occurred. In disorder, I prayed for my daughter and son-in-law, their salvation, their marriage, and their children. I finally quieted my thoughts and focused on God. Looking up at the incredibly blue sky, I saw a circle made by the treetops. I repeated only the name of Jesus and heard it echo softly back to me. On one return echo, I heard a few lines from the song “El Shaddai.”

‘El Shaddai, El Shaddai, El-Elyon na Adonai, Age to age you’re still the same, By the power of the name.’

Tears rolled from my eyes to the bridge as I knew once again that God is in control, that only He can quiet storms and fears within me. He is El-Shaddai (Almighty God, All-Sufficient), El-Elyon (Most High), Adonai (Lord). He alone pours out sufficiency and is worthy of being called the Most High Lord.

At almost the same time, my husband and I looked at one another and felt at peace. We talked softly, and my husband told me the words that came to him were ‘Come, now is the time to worship, come, now is the time to give your heart, come, just as you are to worship, come, just as you are before your God.’

In our distress, we forgot that God is God, unchanging and faithful.

The bridge was a symbol of the crossbeam carried by Christ. He reminded us that He already bore all our burdens; in fact, we were standing on that same crossbeam. We can stand upon Him daily for our strength.

We were chastised, yet forgiven when we realized our error and repented.

As we left the quietness of the bridge, we realized that birds were chirping loudly. We were amazed and awed that our Creator turned off the volume of His creation so that we could hear Him.

We walked along the rocky path of the Arboretum, together, hand-in-hand, no longer encumbered. Our children are safe with God.



Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

El Shaddai: Michael Card and John Thompson
Come, Now is the Time to Worship: Words and Music by Brian Doerksen


Copyright © 2006 Virginia Lutz


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Virginia Gorg or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 643 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com