A Place to Ponder
Home Reflections Poetry Short Stories Prayer Room Gift Shop Blog Contact Us

"A Bridge To Heaven's Gate"

O'er jagged cliffs, and towering heights!
Crushing currents, rage below!

And yet we pass! With scarce a thought!
Of dangerous threats, that flow!

The bridge we cross! From life to death!
Was forged! With enormous cost!

A passageway! Made sure by Him!
So all would not be lost!

Great sacrifice! A bridge constructed!
Leading to one's fate!

That every man! May thwart hell's pain!
To knock on Heavan's gate!

POET'S COMMENTS

A bridge offers refuge and sometimes deliverance. It is a gift often unpaid for, by us. The days, weeks, and months of construction are ignored, or seldom remembered. And yet these bridges deliver us from the struggles and discomfort; to cross a treacherous gorge on foot, traverse a raging river, or pass over from one mountain to another. We achieve our destination in just minutes, rather than weeks or months. We arrive safely, guarded, protected from the elements. We take for granted such a selfless gift that guides and protects us in our journeys.

There is another bridge often unthought of. It is the bridge to eternal life. It is only through repentance, that we are given the faith, strength, and courage to cross this bridge. It too, protects us from danger!

How often do we consider the bridges given to us by our loving Savior? There are spiritual bridges that offer safe passage from dangerous conditions all around. We live each day, not realizing the price paid for our safe passages into His kingdom. How exciting it is to know that Jesus Christ forged the path and made it easier for us to reach our destination!

I love this scripture in Job. Certainly the bridge Christ constructed leads to wisdom.

"But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living." (Job 28:12-13)

POEMS

All poems protected by copyright

A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom