The Bridge Over Hate


Some friends and I went on a prayer walk on the Beltline. The Beltline is a paved trail that runs through the city and is planned to eventually surround it. Right before we turned to walk back to our car I saw this Cardinal. Cardinal's have always been a signal to me that the Lord is near and that He sees me. I took out my phone to take a picture and realized I was somehow all the way zoomed in. I decided to zoom out and make sure that I captured the context of the photo. I zoomed out and what I saw almost took my breath away. As I zoomed out slowly, suddenly the rock to the left of the Cardinal that says "Love" came into view. In that moment the Lord spoke into my spirit and said, "Focus on me. Please focus on me. But as you zoom out and try to focus on the context that the world offers, keep me in perspective and you'll begin to see the world through brand new eyes and with a brand new perspective. Knowing that I love you more than you could fathom, let your heart be released to do the same in the world." It was absolutely incredible. ••• On the way to that overpass we walked under a bridge that was covered with hate speak and evil pictures and painful memories. We prayed over that place and believed the Lord for reclaiming His territory. The sculpture underneath that bridge was made out of tons of broken and old things that had been fashioned and painted to form a face of a man. The name of the sculpture was, "The Art of Reconciliation," and I couldn't get over how perfect it was that we were there because as Christians we have been given the spirit of reconciliation because God is calling more than just us inside the walls of our church. He's calling the hurting and He works ALL THINGS together for the good of those who love Him. How cool was it that we passed under the bridge painted with hurt as we were on the path to the bridge painted with hope? Will you join us in praying for what I'm calling, "The Bridge over Hate"? Jesus is great at bridging gaps. "But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder." - CS Lewis

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