Building Bridges

Building Bridges Issue 1

February 15, 2019 by John Maurice

How can we live faithfully under the authority of scripture to relate to our surrounding culture? The federal National Bridge Inventory notes that there are more than 607,380 bridges in the United States. Some bridges are iconic, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. People will visit these magnificent structures to witness their awesome design and experience their greatness. But every day, most of us will cross a bridge that will take us safely across a river or stream, over a set of railroad tracks, or over a busy street or highway. We seldom think of how bridges make our lives easier as we travel from one place to another.  One of the most beautiful bridges I know is the foot bridge that spans the pond on the north campus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (pictured above). It allows a person to walk across a small pond – bridging two plots of land. Many students take pictures using the bridge as a backdrop. Weddings are held near the bridge, and numerous citizens of Elizabeth City use the bridge to capture their prom photographs. Some go there to pray and meditate on the greatness...