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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Bridge (07/31/08)

TITLE: the span of God
By gayle jackson
08/05/08


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Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will lay me down. Or was it Billy Jo that jumped off the Tallahassee Bridge, or grandmaís teeth, maybe its bridge the card game. I know bridge the gap.

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As I sat in the car about to cross the expansion bridge, I thought about how important this and other bridges were. They connect something that is not connected. It didnít matter, fear still engulfed me.

I hated the edge, the side of the bridge where you can see down. I still had those nightmares about driving off the end of a bridge that just hung in the air. The thought of plummeting to my death in the water below made my stomach churn.

I had to cross. My brother was in trouble and asked me to come over to the island. Cars behind me were tooting and what seemed liked just a few minutes to me had obviously been longer. I gritted my teeth, said a prayer and drove ahead. Did it feel like it was moving?

Oh Lord, please give me courage. I know how silly this is for me to be so scared. I canít keep feeling this way, please help your humble servant. I kept driving, praying and shaking like a child.

Then in an instant, a cool breeze filled my soul with peace. I was not afraid. I was laughing, crying and singing Simon and Garfunkel. My Lord had bridged his love and connected to me.

After I got to my brothers house and helped him out of a jam, I headed for home. This time, as I drove over that bridge, I felt a peace inside and a power that could only be Him. This was the span across the water that has abundantly flowed since that day.

God had built a bridge for me. I would never be afraid again or have those nasty dreams. I can drive over any bridge now. I have even started looking at the water! God bridged the gap between me and Him.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 08/07/08
Your testimony of peace in a frightening situation shows well how God cares for His children and brings peace to them.
David Story08/11/08
My wife hates crossing bridges, I'll have to show her your article! Thanks for sharing.
Marlene Austin08/12/08
What a wonderful personal narrative. So glad God has resolved this issue for you. :) One note- your thoughts or prayer can be put in italics by placing: the words you want italicized When you "preview" you should see just the words in italics. Hope this helps. :)
Marlene Austin08/12/08
Sorry, it italicized instead of showing the example. I'll try this: before the words you want to italicize put after the words to be italicized. The thoughts/words you want italicized, you type in between the two symbols. I hope the program takes it this way. :)
Marlene Austin08/12/08
Even without words between the symbols the program won't print them. If you want the symbols just e-mail me. :)