by PamFord Davis
6/13/2011 / Devotionals
We are living between two Mississippi cities; to enter either Greenville or Vicksburg we must cross over by use of humongous bridges. The river is over 2,000 miles long and more than a mile wide in some locations, earning a "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" remark!
As I reach the center of the bridge and look down into the river, I am in awe at its size and beauty. I am also a wee bit apprehensive placing my faith in a bridge made by engineers and laborers I have never met.
I have visited and resided in Southern California; I crossed mile after mile of Arizona and California desert before entering fertile valleys within the Golden State. A person can get very thirsty in the arid climate pondering stories of travelers breaking down with no fresh water to quench their thirst.
Jesus' message wets our appetites and carries us down to a river of fulfillment. "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:37b-38 KJV)."
He spoke of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father to abide within those who believe in him as Savior and Lord. The mighty Mississippi River and its bridges pale in significance to the powerful flowing rivers Jesus offers; why do I hesitate to let Jesus be my bridge over troubled waters?
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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