1 The Night the Bridge Blew Down

The big 18 wheeler rig drove down the country highway. Few people traveled the isolated road at night, and even fewer were out this particular night because of a big windstorm. In his headlights, the driver of the truck could faintly see the tops of the evergreens lining the highway whipping back and forth. He didn't mind much. He was driving a powerful truck that could handle just about anything.

The Night the Bridge Blew Down 2

He was listening to the radio as he cruised down the highway. A voice interrupted the regular programming. "Attention! This is a special bulletin. Hood's Canal Bridge has been temporarily closed until further notice due to high winds." The trucker heard the warning, thought about it for a moment, and then dismissed it as not applying to himself. The warning might apply to others in cars but he was driving a powerful, heavy truck that could get across any bridge. He had a schedule to keep, and the only way to get where he was going was to cross that bridge. His mind was made up; he would keep going despite the warning.

Do you know that the gospel tells us of a Savior who has made a way for sinners to find forgiveness and eternal life? It tells of God's love that sent his Son into the world to die in the sinner's place. "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." God's justice demands that every sin be punished but because the Lord Jesus paid the supreme price for our sins at the cross we can receive the gift of eternal life instead of the death and punishment our sins so richly deserve. There is no other way for any of us to get into heaven but through faith in Christ. Have you placed your faith in him? If you have you are on the road to heaven. If you are trusting in your own strength to get you through to heaven you will surely perish. Don't go on in your own strength but turn to the Savior before it is forever too late.