Day 231 –
Who will stand in the gap?
Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.”
I can’t decide if it was a dream or if it actually happened, but either way I have a deathly fear of drawbridges. My shady memory recalls my Papa, who has been in Heaven since I was a young girl, telling me a story about a time he was on a bridge and it began to open as he was driving over it. Papa said he floored the gas and jumped the GAP and made it safely to the other side. My mom tells me I must have been dreaming because it never happened. But my mind thinks it was real….real enough to cause me to always fear a bridge opening while I cross.
All I can think is…what if the Gap is too big and I can’t jump it, what if I drop from the top of the bridge to the bottom of the ocean? Yes, these and many more scenarios cross my mind.
Like this Gap, there is also another Gap that has the potential to bring an even greater fear, the gap between our sins and Heaven. Thankfully someone stood in this Gap for me and made a bridge that can never be opened or taken away.
We all find ourself in this Gap because of the Fall. Yet, some of us stand on the firm bridge of Jesus Christ and others are on the verge of falling away.
God looks down from His throne and sees all the wrong of this world. From His stand point, He has all the reason in the world to destroy this entire land, but instead He sent His Son to walk the Earth and stand in the Gap for us to walk across the Gap.
We no longer need to fear the gap because God closed the gap with Jesus life, death, and resurrection.
However, we have a great opportunity to stand up beside Jesus and tell others of the security and life we have in Him. We can stand in the gap for those that are Lost, hoping that their feet, too, will be firmly planted in Christ as the rest of the world tries to figure out why.
Don’t be caught in the gap when Jesus comes back, be on your way to victory on the Bridge of Life called Jesus Christ.