Bridging the Gap
The first train rolled across this bridge sixty-plus years ago pulling railcars filled with coal to power the local steam plants. Today, the track is still active despite the bridge’s rusty railings. Do the trains speed over the river like they ramble along the valley floor? No, engineers slow them to a turtle crawl as they approach the bridge, then clickety-clack their way from one side to the other like an elephant driving a convertible with four flat tires. The metal on metal thump of the wheels echoes far downstream.
Just like train engineers trust the bridge will carry their load because they’ve crossed it many times before, faith is required as we travel through life. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Bridging the gap between belief and unbelief is faith that God always keeps his promises.
Have you ridden a train? Did you enjoy the ride?