Bridges assist travelers in getting from one point to another. Often they are built over rivers, streams or ravines and are embedded deep into the ground to securely extend the road. Without bridges, we would only be able to drive so far and then we’d be forced to either walk or take a boat to cross the body of water.
The function of a bridge is to “close the gap” between two destination points.Throughout Scripture, we see that God provided numerous people to “close the gap” that existed between Him and His children. He used people in what seemed to be impossible situations to change them for good. Among these people are Moses (Exodus 33:12-23), Elijah (I Kings 16-17:1), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 22:23-31), and most important of all, Jesus Christ (Romans 3:21-31).
Today God is looking for His followers to “close the gap” where there are needs for compassion, mercy and justice. The means to “close the gap” come through the power of God providing resources to change existing circumstances. As instruments in God’s hands, our time, gifts, abilities or financial means are tools to best change existing circumstances.
- Become aware of “gaps” in the world that need to be closed. Pray for those “gaps” to be filled.
- Ask God how He might use you to close those “gaps.”
Deuteronomy 28:12, Jeremiah 17:7-8, Philippians 4:19