We miss so many things on a daily basis. It saddens my heart when I see myself and others running over to quickly the things that matter most. I may never be debt free, financially set, possess all the things I dream about, bless my children, or go to the places I desire. You and I can have some things no matter our status in this physical world. I see us taking steps towards the invisible bridge of love by our eyes of faith into the sweet and blessed fellowship of the Spirit of God and His word. The only cost is our time and after that whatever our heart wills. We, unfortunately get to busy in this life in what “WE” call living. We rush by some of the most important treasures we could have in our minds, hearts, and souls that no physical things of this world could ever give us. I am making myself slow down and savor every moment with God and His word. For I know it is making me a better person inside and out irregardless of my classification in this world. Walk with me and see this invisible bridge of love that is in front of us everyday that all we have to do is look.
Jesus the man, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world, with the fullness of God inside of him (Col. 2:9) walking among us headed towards a town called Nain (Luke 7:11). I believe this fullness of God inside of Jesus had the perfect Love looking upon us with patience, kindness, no envy of our earthly possessions, not boastful of who he was, not proud with a better than you attitude, not rude towards us, not selfish, not easily angered by our faults, keeping no records of our wrongs – but forgiving, no delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protecting us in various ways, always trusting for a better outcome, always hopeful for us, always persevering for our good, a love that never fails us (1 Cor. 13:4-8). As Jesus walked towards this town with a large crowd following him to see what he would do, but inside his eyes was the look of God’s invisible bridge of love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Gal. 5:22) gazing into all the souls.
Coming Down the Road:
As Jesus and the large crowd following him approached the gate to enter into Nain a large crowd was approaching the gate to go out of the town of Nain. The crowd with Jesus going into had the resurrection and the life with them. The crowd the mother going out had the death and the loss of a precious life with them. Life going in and death coming out. Life meeting death at the gateway of the town. Jesus, God manifested in the flesh, saw the mother with a sight of complete clearness of her heart, mind, and soul. What Jesus saw specifically inside of her is unknown exactly, but whatever it was drew the compassion out of him to cross over the invisible bridge of love and said to her “Don’t cry” (Momma don’t cry). The life crowd and the death crowd are meeting face to face. Jesus walking past the mother touched the coffin and said “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The man who was in the grip of death was loosed by the hands of Life sat up and starting talking. Jesus gave him back to his mother (Luke 7:11-15). This is what I see: Jesus with one hand holding the young man’s hand sitting up in the coffin and his other hand holding the mother’s hand to receive her son. Jesus between them in a bodily form of the cross showing us the invisible bridge of love God has towards us.
Jesus changed the uncleanness of death to purified of life. He returned that which was lost to the mother all because he saw something inside of her that redeemed a second chance. The crowd of life following Jesus witnessed the crowd of death turned into life. Jesus said the time is coming and has come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear (key word is HEAR) will live crossing over from death to life (John 5:25, 24). This crowd was seeing a type and shadow of what Jesus was going to do on the cross for all of mankind. In one hand of the cross he had death and sin, the other hand he had forgiveness of sin by the blood of the lamb of God. He returns us to the fellowship of God no longer separated by the laws of death. All that is required of us is to have that something inside our hearts that causes Him to redeem us with a second chance.
That Something Inside:
After Jesus died on the cross, was buried in the tomb, and rose again to life on the third day he passed on the ministry he had received from God the Spirit to his apostles. A crowd was gathered again around the apostles and was made aware of their death sentence state, even though they were physically alive death was upon them. They wanted to know what should they do to be free from this coffin of death waiting for them. The invisible bridge of love from death to life was revealed to them to repent (turn away from sins) and be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God applying the blood of the Lamb, which is in the name of Jesus, for the forgiveness of sins and receive the Holy Spirit just like the apostles for it is a promise to you, to your children (generations) and for all who are far off (Acts 2:38, 39). Jesus is still the bridge of love between us and God made visible by the word of God and His Spirit.
Let Jesus say to your heart “Don’t cry” (sorry for your sins), feel Him touch your spiritual coffin of death (water baptism in Jesus name), hear Him say the words of “get up!” (receive the Holy Spirit of life), and let Jesus return you to the fellowship of God our Father. Those same eyes are upon us right now as you are reading and as I am typing. I want my eyes and your eyes of faith to see this and feel this ever-present bridge of love every moment though invisible to the flesh, but undescribingly present upon our spirit. Are our thoughts alive and sensitive to Him? We cannot afford to read God’s word so quickly. His word is full of Spirit and life. May you start your daily journey with God having a quickness to hear with perception and understanding and a slowness to speak and anger.