By; Brenda Lagat
Once there was a man who had a son that he loved very much. The man worked as a bridge master for the railroad. His son loved to watch the trains and the people who traveled in them, people who were lonely, angry, selfish, hurting and addicted. A tragic mistake happened. The train was approaching fast and the bridge was open. The father was not on the lookout and therefore decided to help pull the lever so that the bridge could close, but it was too much for him, it was too heavy for him to pull the lever. The father then looked and he saw the train approaching fast as his son tried to help. He called out for his son but no, it was too late; the son fell into the bridge. This leads to terrible choice, allow everyone on the train to die or pull the lever and allow his son to be crushed by the bridge. Wow! This is a tough situation enough to make someone lose their mind. The father decides, he turns away as he closes the bridge knowing well that he has lost his very own son.
This story reminds me of God’s love for us, at his throne he saw how human beings were perishing in their sin, pain, rejection, addiction and you know what? just like the bridge master he made a tough decision. He ransomed his son for us to live, for us to experience life in abundance. It was all for love, all for love the father gave for it’s only love that could make a way.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
This is a story of love, a perfect love story like no other. He died for us that we could have a personal and an intimate relationship with him. God is a gentleman and he will take care of you if you allow him, he cannot force himself on you. The question is do you want him to take care of you? Well, take your position as a son in the kingdom and experience a love like no other.