The Lord has giving me the tools I need,
The resources to build the Almighty has provided.
What am I called to build,
What is it am I to create with His tools?
A bridge to Jesus He calls me to build,
My Christ has commanded me to create a way to Him.
So that all may come to Him,
That everyone who comes shall be saved.
Yet have I been faithful in my job,
In my construction, have I been on task?
I confess to the King of Kings of my laziness,
My lethargy, I admit and repent before the Lord of Lords.
I pray the Almighty may give me a heart to build,
A heart of boldness I ask God to provide for me.
For it is time to build His bridge,
I must proceed to clear the way for my Savior.
My husband used to play a game with groups when he was speaking. He would have them say a word — any word, that came to mind, and he would build a bridge to the Gospel. He didn’t just have a gift, he practiced a lot! I miss hearing from him the stories of those who accepted Christ through his witness.
So, in my own way, I’m trying to carry on his practice through my writing, and I’ve been working on a daily devotion that goes through the Bible and builds bridges to the Gospel. I do one a day actually as part of my quiet time, so it will be a year before I’m done, in case you’re wondering. However, what is amazing to me, though I know it would never have been to Raouf, is that I can find bridges every day!
It has been such a serendipity…
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