“and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” Ephesians 2:16
Want to hear a Good News? Philippine Daily Inquirer reports in their website that folks in Sitio Dumaliguia, Quezon, Nueva Viscaya began a P5 monthly contribution per family in order for them to rebuild hanging bridges in their town. The hanging bridges were destroyed by typhoons and as a result they were separated from the town center. It prevented the villagers to sell their products and crops, which were left rotten, in the town market. And their children failed to attend school up to the point the kids have to drop out from the academic year. The hanging bridges are also the links of the people to their health centers. They started their project “Bridge of Life” in spite they have to spend their own money.
Two thousand years ago, God erected a “Bridge of Life”. And with that bridge, which is the cross of Christ, He did not spend worldly riches but gave His life for us to redeem us from our sinful ways. You see, we were separated from God; we were isolated from having life in abundance. On our own we cannot make the leap towards God. And in His love and mercy, God had a cross for a bridge for us to be one again with God. When Jesus died on the cross, He gave us a bridge to come back to God. Through the cross, we are reconciled with God and we are given new life. Without this bridge, our lives are rotten and we drop out. Through the cross we are healed from our iniquities. Friends, each time you remember the cross of Christ, thank Him for His love for us. Each time you see the cross of Christ, praise Him for the Bridge of Life.