Welcome To The Common Internet Platform Of All Gujarati Christians ! Home | Feedback | Contact Us     
  Member's Login User Name: Password:
New User Register Here...
Forgot Password
:: COMMUNITY NEWS ::
  Community Events
  Prayer Requests
  Death Notes
:: SEEK GUIDANCE ON ::
  Spiritual Questions
  Medical Problems
  Legal Issues (NRI)
  Social Problems
:: KIDS ::
  Story
  Color Sheet
  Puzzle
  Rhyme
  Kids Contribution
  Fun Pages
:: FAMILY ::
  Women's World
  Recipe
  Youth Station
  Edu. And Career Guide
  Beauty Tips
  Health
  Home Remedies
  House Hold Tips
  Christian Story
  Christian Quiz
:: GENERAL ::
  Mission
  Participate
  Archieves
  Advertisement
  Articles
  Downloads
  Acknowledgement
  Addresses
  Members Profile
   Christian Story
 
The Bridge
 

 

Based on a True Story

 

There was once a bridge which spanned a large river. During the day the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled with the banks, allowing ships to pass thru freely. But at certain times each day, a train would come and the bridge would be turned sideways across the river, allowing a train to cross it.

 

A switchman sat in a small shack on one side of the river where he operated the controls to turn the bridge and lock it into place when a train crossed.

 

One evening as the switchman was waiting for the light of the day to come, he looked off into the distance thru the dim twilight and caught sight of the trainlights. He stepped to the controls and waited until the train was within a prescribed distance within the bridge. He turned the bridge into position, but, to his horror, found the locking control did not work. If the bridge was not secure in position, it would wobble back and forth at the ends when the train came on to it, causing the train to jump the track and go crashing into the river. This would be a passenger train with many people aboard.

 

He left the bridge turned across the river, and hurried across bridge to the other side of the river where there was a lever switch that could hold to operate the lock manually. He would have to hold the switch back firmly as the train crossed.

 

He could hear the rumble of the train now. He took hold of the lever and kept applying the pressure to keep mechanism locked. Many lives depended on this man's strength.

 

Then, coming across the bridge from the direction of his control room, he heard a sound that made his blood run cold. "Daddy, where are you?"

 

His four-year-old son was crossing the bridge to look for him. His first impulse was to cry out to the child, "Run! Run!" But the train was close; the tiny legs would never make it across the bridge in time.

 

He almost left his lever to run and snatch up his son and carry him but he realized that he would not be able to get back to the lever in time. Either the people on the train or his little son must die.

 

He took a moment to make his decision. The train sped safely about, on its way, and no one aboard was even aware of the tiny broken body, thrown mercilessly into the river by the onrushing train. Nor were they aware of the pitiful figure of the sobbing man, still clinging tightly to the locking lever long after the train had passed. They did not see him walk home more slowly than he had ever walked: to tell his wife how the child had brutally died.

 

Now if you comprehend the emotions which went this man's heart, you can begin to understand the feelings of our Father in Heaven when He allowed His Son to bridge the gap between us and eternal life.

 

Can there be any wonder that He caused the earth to tremble and the skies to darken as His Son died? How does He feel when we speed along thru life without any thought to what was done for us thru Jesus Christ?

 
When was the last time you thanked Him for the sacrifice of His Son?

 
Back

Our Patrons

We urge you to visit Christian Churches and Organisations featured on this website. Please encourage them and donate for their activities.
Click here to know about them.

 Gujaratichristians Chat

Get Global Support
To make this website your Home Page Click here... આ વેબસાઈટને તમારૂં હોમ-પેજ બનાવવા અહીં ક્લીક કરો...
Best viewed with 800 x 600 Resolution - Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher - Windows XP preferred.
  Disclaimer - Terms Of Service | Privacy Policy | FAQ | About Us A Not for Profit Social Service Effort Powered By : JENSON INFOTECH, Ahmedabad.  

 

All Rights Reserved - Copyright 2006  Joseph Benjamin,  Jenson Infotech