There Is Nothing That Can Prevent God From Getting To You But You.
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.” (Isaiah 40:1, 4)
A road always means that someone has been there ahead of you.
I have always been amazed by explorers, especially overland explorers like Sieur de La Salle, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Alexander Mackenzie, Jedediah Smith… One can only admire these pioneers who blazed the narrow, rocky, thorny, enemy infested trails that are now our superhighways highways through the wilderness.
Consider the energy that it takes to transform a path into a highway.
Think of the effort that it took to make the First Transcontinental Railroad. The “Pacific Railroad” later known as the “Overland Route” was a 1,900-mile continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869. It was built to connect to the Eastern U.S. rail network. When it was done it connected America from coast to coast.
Now, think about it. Think of the colossal effort that it took to get this work done! Think of the sacrifice! The Transcontinental Railroad was built almost entirely by hand. Workers drove spikes into mountains, filled the holes with black powder, and blasted through the rock inch by inch. handcarts moved the drift from cuts to fills. Bridges, including one 700 feet long and 126 feet in the air, had to be constructed to cross streams. Thousands of workers, including Irish and German immigrants, former Union and Confederate soldiers, freed slaves, and especially Chinese immigrants played a part in the construction. In fact, Chinese laborers first went to work for the Central Pacific as it began crossing California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1865. At one point, the work was so labor intensive that Chinese workers were lowered in hand-woven reed baskets to drill blasting holes in the rock. They placed the explosives in each hole, lit the fuses, and were, hopefully, pulled up before the powder was detonated. Explosions, freezing temperatures, and avalanches in the High Sierras killed hundreds. Many worked and sacrificed to make that way through the mountains, the valleys, and the desert!
But in this article I’m not talking about physical highways and railroads. I’m talking about the longest, highest, greatest, bloodiest, most treasured road that was ever built; the spiritual road that leads from man-to-God. When you were lost in the exile of your sin, when the valleys of your own despair seemed impossible to climb over, when the mountaintops that stood in front of you like giant colossus daring you to defy them, when you were so exhausted that you could not take another step, when all hope of getting to God was humanly impossible, God did something that no human resourcefulness could ever do. He made a way when there was no way.
As he made a way through the Red Sea for a hopeless Israel, as he made a way through a waste howling wilderness for them, as he made away across the Jordan River as it flooded its banks so he made a way to God for you.
The bridge between God and man is not a physical one but a personal one. That Bridge is Jesus Himself. At Calvary Jesus took God’s hand and man’s hands and brought them together in reconciliation. He says, “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the father but through me. “ The bridge over your troubled waters is Jesus Christ Himself.
God is declaring to you that where there is no way out with man He can make a way. He is the way-maker, who can make a way where there seems to be no way. There is no sea of impossibility that he cannot make a way through, there is no desert place where he cannot make living waters flow, there is no valley of despair where he cannot do exceedingly and abundantly above all you can ask or think.
Isaiah 43:16, “This is what the Lord says, he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters.”
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