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.