In San Gabriel River- California. . . a bridge was built high in the mountains. It was designed to connect a proposed highway between ski resorts. It was completed in 1936. Not one car has ever crossed it! In 1938 a torrential rain came, raising the river to 40 feet disaster. The project abandoned. The bridge remains. . . useless and leading nowhere. I found this amazing. . . to have spent so much money for what? Planning, gathering funds, working. . . disaster. What is the lesson(s) to be learned?
1. Perhaps we need to get all our ducks in a row with any project we plan to start.
2. Perhaps, we need to learn that we are never completely in charge. . . an act of nature can change everything.
3. Perhaps, we have built bridges in our lives that have taken us nowhere and should be abandoned.
4. Perhaps we should carefully consider our life’s roadmap.
5. Perhaps, using common sense that God has given us to build bridges of trust and faith.
I Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”
Pondering how all this connects. . . traveling down the path of life? Perhaps, walking carefully aware that bridges can lead us nowhere. Just pondering.. . as I plod down the path. Be aware and giving cares to God so that I can see the joys of today. . .tomorrow isn’t promised.