On the Bridge

I was on an Amtrak train, traveling back to Buffalo from Albany after attending my cousin’s 65th birthday party. Side note: our family had gotten together only for funerals the past few years. So, when we received this invitation, we were determined to get together for a happy celebration. It was so worth it.

I urge you to be intentional about spending time with your friends and family. It is vital.

Back to the story at hand…

As we were taking off, back to Buffalo, about four minutes into the ride, we passed a bridge, and I noticed police cars, then I saw a man standing on the other side of the fence. The police were spread out, and two of them were talking to the man, trying to convince him not to jump. Next, I noticed the fire truck below the man on the bridge. I turned to my mom and said, “OMG, he is about to jump! Immediately following insight, I said aloud, “Jesus, please intervene!”

The man on the bridge occupied my mind for the rest of the ride home. I learned that within a five second glimpse, a believer can become a prayer intercessor by saying, “Jesus, please intervene.” Sometimes, we will come across unexpected situations like that potential jumper.

As children of God, we will constantly encounter situations to serve, because service is in our spiritual DNA. I think about our December Challenge, “A Champion’s War Room.” The goal is to make prayer our focus as we move from one year to the next, thanking God for everything He has done, and praying intentionally about receiving directions from Him for the next year.

Depending on our individual experiences and our encounters with and for others, our intercessory prayers may become hot topics of conversation when we discuss the many and various ways Jesus uses each of us in His service.

Yes, as children of God made in His image, we are designed to model what Jesus would do at all times.