“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all…” (1 Tim 2:3-6)
Hundreds of years ago, an enormous tree fell across a deep gorge in Arizona. Instead of rotting and falling into the chasm, it eventually hardened like granite. Ultimately, it became a “bridge” that thousands of people have used to cross the gorge. Although a fallen tree might appear to be useless, that tree has benefited countless people.
Over 19 centuries ago Jesus of Nazareth appeared on earth. His teachings, miracles and compassion convinced many that He might be the long-awaited Messiah. However, he was eventually rejected, betrayed, tried, beaten, scourged, and crucified. Following six agonizing hours on the cross, he breathed his last. His battered, pierced body was taken away and buried. His followers could hardly believe that their beloved Leader had fallen. Perhaps they had been deceived.
Three days later, however, the fallen Carpenter returned to life, emerged from the tomb, appeared to hundreds, and later ascended to His heavenly Father. He became the Living Bridge over which we can safely cross the gorge of death and join Him in Heaven.
Do YOU believe in Jesus Christ? He is the only WAY to heaven. Believe in Him. Obey Him. Follow Him to the end and never look back!
Jesus, always Jesus!