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Shortening Bridges and Filling in the Gaps
by Melanie Lankford
08/14/08
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There are many types of structural bridges in the world, leading you to wonderful places all created by God. The intricate ways these bridges are formed are amazing. The places that they lead to can be awe inspiring, but I believe there is a far more magnificent bridge that people spend far less time talking about and crossing over. Iím talking about the bridge that allows us to fill the gaps in peopleís lives.

Scripture says ďenter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and brood is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 TNIV

With that so clearly stated we know that the bridge to enter Godís kingdom is narrow, and though it leads to the life God intended for each of us there are sadly few who will find it.

If the Bridge that fills the gap to our Lord and Savior is narrow, yet all it takes is acknowledgement and belief that God is our Lord and that Jesus died for our sins than why is it that there are so few that find their way to eternal life?

The bridge that fills the gap between one person and another seems, from an overall perspective, vastly enormous and a complicated walk. On the other hand, from the most minute perspective, that bridge can be so small that that gap can be filled in mere seconds.

Our bridges to fill in the gaps can very from day to day, minute to minute depending on the type of day we are having. Sometimes vastly large and overwhelming, other times just a little space that only needs a small repair.

We as a society can become self absorb as the hustle of life takes its course, we often forget how simple it can be to fill in a gap of loneliness in someoneís life. We often forget to thank the people who are most important to us for the way they fill up the gaps in our lives.

There are gaps in some lives that only God can completely fill, we may never be able to completely fill those gaps but we can surely shorten the bridge by filling in the small gaps surrounding that enormous gap slowly closing in on it.

If we were to make a conscious effort to fill in the gaps, there would be a lot less people walking around with the Golden Gate Bridge leading the way into their hearts.

We canít change the world all at once but we can bridge the gaps one by one simply by showing the Grace of God. Saying the kind things we think about others, instead of keeping them to ourselves. Often time people have no idea how we really feel about them.
If God can move mountains certainly we can fill in the gaps and shorten the bridges to the hearts of those around us. Filling in the gaps and shortening the bridges will help put people on that narrow path that leads to God and Eternal life. Help those around you find that narrow path. Bridge the gaps to the hearts around you one by one filling in the gaps.


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

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