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The Adventure Link Staying Sharp: The Bridge
Posted by Rev. Jeff Dixon, Senior Equiping Minister, Covenant Community Church on Sep 5, 2003, 13:36

The Adventure Link

Staying Sharp: The Bridge


Once upon a time there was a tiny hamlet in the Swiss Alps. This hamlet was in serious trouble. The well that supplied water to the village went dry. The people began to panic. A river was near the community, but it was located at the bottom of a deep, deep gorge. Hence, no one could reach the water. And it was the middle of summer, so the snow on the mountain had long since melted.


There was, however, another well flowing with water across the gorge on the adjacent mountainside. An imaginative young thinker came up with a solution. He built a bridge across the gorge.


The villagers were elated.


A bucket brigade was formed immediately, and the water supply was replenished. Needless to say, the bridge became very important to this group. It was their source of life.


They honored the bridge. They named the bridge after the builder and painted it a beautiful gold. Tinsel was strung from the bridge. Miniature bridges were built and sold in the streets. People wore them on their necks and hung them in the windows. A committee was formed to pay homage to the bridge. Only certain people were allowed upon it, and then only on certain days, and then only when wearing certain clothes. The bridge keeper became the most respected and revered position on the mountain. No one could see or cross the bridge without his permission.


Unfortunately, there were disputes within the committee. The disagreement centered around whether a canopy should be built over the bridge. So the bridge was closed until a decision could be made.


Many villagers died of thirst while the leaders debated.


We live in a world of people who are thirsty and need to discover the life and love that flows from the River of God. Our relationship with Him has allowed us to cross the bridge.....lets make sure we allow others to make the same discoveries....


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