The Bridge to New Life

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When I look at this picture of a Virginia bridge, I am reminded about the expanse between God and man and how God’s Son, Jesus Christ became the bridge that connects heaven and earth.

There is no way I can ever reach heaven. God is holy, and I am a sinner. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. Because of sin, I can never reach heaven, even if I combined all the good deeds I have ever done.

If I could get to heaven by good works, then I could brag about what I did instead of what Jesus did for me on the cross. The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9.

Jesus took the sins of the whole world onto Himself and paid the penalty for me and everyone else by dying on the cross for our sins. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.

Jesus, God’s Son, is the bridge between God and me. He made a way possible for me and everyone in the world to cross that bridge into heaven.

All we have to do is: Repent (turn from your sins), ask for God’s forgiveness, and by faith, ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life and follow Him as your Lord and Savior. You can pray a prayer like this: “Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.” This is just the beginning of a new life following Jesus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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