Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Two Beams that Build a Bridge

You sit across from each other.

Two hearts tiptoeing around the fragile places you know might crack if bumped into just right.

He. She. This person God placed in front of you needed an ear. Or two. And the tiptoeing heart across from you bumps into its fragile place, and it cracks. From the crack, truth flows.

You now see a chasm between you. One gaping chasm you never thought you’d peer into.

Truth sticks its beam straight out. Reaches out to you. Across to you from that heart that cracked. Reaching across that gaping hole.

And that tiptoeing heart of yours wants to reach right back and meet that truth. To connect with it.

And build a bridge.

Your heart asks what it can extend in return. What beam can you stick straight out across that gaping hole? What will connect to that truth and build a bridge?


Grace meeting truth builds bridges.

One Man was full of grace and truth. He connected with fragile, cracking hearts.

He knew how to build bridges.

He extended truth and grace. He reached out grace to truth. He reached across the gaping holes to tiptoeing hearts and built bridges.

Two beams build a bridge.

The sturdiest kinds are those built with grace and truth.

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

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