Daily Word of Grace # 164 (October 30, 2020)

In December 1990 The Judds (Naomi and daughter Wynonna) released a gorgeous country song about the most important thing in the world: love (what else could it be?).  In “Love Can Build a Bridge” they sing: “I’d gladly walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet to share with you the last bite of bread I had to eat.  I would swim out to save you in your sea of broken dreams.  When all your hopes are sinkin’ let me show you what love means.  Love can build a bridge between your heart and mine.  Love can build a bridge.  Don’t you think it’s time?  Don’t you think it’s time?”  When it comes to reconciled relationships bridges are always, always more helpful than walls.  In order to reconcile all of us to God Jesus did not just cross a desert to us to give us his last bite of bread, he crossed the universe to us to give himself as the Bread of Life for the world, including you (John 6:48-51).  Jesus’ death in our place has reconciled us to God and remains the ultimate demonstration of “what love means” (Romans 5:8-11).  The love of God built a bridge with the cross, a bridge that can never be destroyed so that no matter what, God’s love remains a bridge between God’s heart and yours.  If you feel like you need to turn back to God in some way, that bridge is there at this very moment…”don’t you think it’s time?  Don’t you think it’s time?”

Love and Prayers,