Bridges are used to connect to things that would not otherwise touch or connect. This reminds me of spitting off the bridge of the isthmus of Corinth to see how far it was to the bottom – but that’s a different story.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAzCDOxMuSE]
Anyways, we use lots of things for bridges – ropes, wood, cable (consider your most recent zip line experience), cement, communication, etc. While we generally understand & are grateful that Jesus is God’s bridge to connect with humanity – I think that our Father has some things in our daily living that serve as bridges to connect us to Him.
Consider: in Philip 4:19, Paul tells us that God supplies all of our needs according to His riches in glory. This verse is often taken to mean that God meets our needs (He provides for the things we need in life). The context of this verse supports the idea that God gives us the things necessary to match the needs we have. However, given my simple mind, I also read this verse to say that God gives us needs. The reason I bring this up is because if you’re like me, I’m more motivated when I have a need than when I’m “content” or in a satisfied state. I find that often I am more drawn to God when I’m in a state of disequilibrium than when life is smooth. Could it be that God can use the needs in your life as a bridge for you to use to come to Him? Don’t shoot the messenger (me), but this is something to consider. 🙂