Over the years, Miss Sue and I have spent many wonderful days looking out across the waters of Mobile Bay. Close friends, the Eldridges, have a lovely beach house at water’s edge on Dauphin Island, Alabama. They have graciously invited us to come whenever we can and rest from our labor and enjoy the beauty of the island.
From the deck of the beach house, there is an unobstructed view of the bridge and causeway that connects the island to the mainland. Years ago, the connecting roadway was of low-lying construction not far above the water. It did not always provide safe passage to the mainland during hurricanes and major tropical storms. Residents could be cut off from the mainland for extended periods of time. It was a dangerous situation. Now, a beautiful and strong bridge has been constructed that can withstand the fury of hurricanes and storms. The elevated bridge and causeway span approximately five miles of water. When impending storms of major proportions threaten, residents have a bridge that can provide passage over the troubled waters to safety.
Our lives at times are like a tiny islands separated from the safety of the mainland of God’s sheltering arms. The storms of life can isolate us and we are subject to be overwhelmed. We are threatened with the possibility of sinking beneath the waves. However, like the bridge at Dauphin Island, Jesus wants to be our “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Towering above life’s greatest tempests, the Cross of Christ offers us safe passage over the angry waves of sin, sickness, pain, and even death. Neverless, like the Dauphin Island Bridge, it only works if we choose to use it in advance of storms.
Nahum 1:3, “ The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and the storm.”
~ Brother Roy