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The Bridge

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  Matthew 7:13

Photo courtesy of morguefile and Jamerodriguez37.Christian recording artist Fred Hammond sings it spot on: “He’s a bridge, so let Him take you over.”

As I listened to these lyrics, my eyes focused on a carving on the wall in my house I hadn’t noticed until that very moment. It was a faint carving of a cross that blended perfectly into the wall. Nevertheless, God allowed me to see and focus on it. What I saw in this carving were people. Not just a few, but millions upon millions of people coming from each end of the cross to the center. They were coming to the center of the cross because that’s where the heart of Jesus drew them.

Jesus tells us, Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. The cross is our bridge that takes us to God. Without it, we’re condemned to pay the price for our sins in hell which, unfortunately, the road of destruction leads to. But Jesus paid the price so we might confidently walk over the bridge to God. The gate and the road may be narrow, but the road is a smooth-flowing highway with no traffic jams, and it is available for everyone to walk across. The gate is narrow because there is only one way to enter the kingdom of God and that is through Jesus Christ.

Walk on the bridge of the cross to the Christ. Ask Jesus for guidance on this path that your eyes might be opened to the potholes along the way. Let Him be your Lord and Savior. He already died for your sins and paid your price, so let Him take you over to the Kingdom of Heaven. 

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and Jamierodriguez37.)

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April Ready

With a BA in broadcast journalism from University of North Florida, Army veteran April Ready has been writing poetry and screenplays since the age of sixteen. Her true passion for writing books flourished with the birth of her daughter. After ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, she has now put all her energy into her passion, which is writing and touching people’s lives. April’s children's book, Up and Away on My First Flight, is the tool she uses as she tours schools, teaching children how to deal with fear and anxieties. April lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jamel, daughter Brielle, and their crazy but loveable chi weenie dog Koko. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Writer’s Guild of America West. www.cubventures.com