being a bridge may be the only job where lying down on the job is actually doing the job
bridges provide connection, that is their purpose – some bridges are life saving connections.
Jesus is the Bridge, the life saving connection between God and me. Jesus is my living bridge.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ ” (John 14:6)
Jesus laid down in order to fulfill that purpose, His purpose, in coming here. What He laid down was His life.
“The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life – only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.” (John 10:17-18)
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
If I am to be a bridge for my friends, then I am going to have to learn to lay down my life over and over again, because every time I “stand up for myself” I am no longer providing a connection that someone needs in that moment to walk across on their journey toward Jesus. Jesus is the ultimate life saving Bridge, He who provides safe passage for each one who walks across Him, who laid down His life for us all, straight into the arms of our waiting Heavenly Father.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43)
sincerely, Grace Day