The Bridge of Love – Video

There are many different types of bridges.
One type found in Oregon is a covered bridge. Today there are about 50 covered bridges left of about 600 built in Oregon in the early 1900’s. Covering a bridge helps keep the wood bridge dry so it lasts longer and deters the rain and residual moisture from rotting the wood.

Bridges connect us…sometimes it’s too far to jump!
Bridges connect two bodies of land and two groups of people and two different villages and tribes and cities and countries.
Years ago when forming an interfaith group we all wrote together a purpose statement. The first part of it reads,
“The purpose of the Interfaith Community of Corvallis is to bring together peoples of all faiths, building bridges of understanding and nurturing confidence in the universal power of Love.”
What is that connection we most need in our lives, but Love… bridges of Love.
Christ Jesus exemplified this more than anyone and he healed with the power of Divine Love.
The following words are from part of a hymn by Peter B. Allen that depicts some acts of healing that Christ Jesus did and the promise he professed.

“Rise up and walk, take up your bed.
With these few words the sickness fled.
Stretch forth your hand. Receive your sight.
Jesus’ commands reveal God’s might.
You are God’s purpose, His great design.
Beautiful, blameless, His child divine.
Holding your thought to the good and the true,
Spirit will form you anew.” Hymn 453 Peter B. Allen

We have an important promise from Jeremiah in The Bible that reads:
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;” Jeremiah 30: 7
And we have an emphatic command followed by the promise of healing written in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Hold perpetually this thought, – that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.” Eddy, S&H 496: 15
We have the bridge of Love – the Christ, Truth, which reconciles man to God.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
(KJV II Timothy 2: 5)
Remember, Love heals us.

Comments

  1. Love your latest video…the bridge of Love.

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Dear Joan,
      So good to hear from you!
      We can be grateful that Christian Science reminds us and reinforces that healing is the revealing of the Christ, Truth, and that we can awaken from all dreams of material sense testimony. As it is written, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
      (KJV II Timothy 2: 5)
      I look forward to chatting with you soon.

  2. jack & joan says:

    thanks, Marsha… your notes are always welcome! (and please add Joan to your list)

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you, Jack, for taking the time to comment on this video blog post and to mention subscriptions!
      This note might help others find out how they, too, can subscribe and get the notices of each new video blog post in their email box.
      When someone wants to be notified, they can sign up by typing in their email address in the subscription box in the lower right corner of the website. This will generate an email for approval to subscribe (it’s free). If anyone has a specific question about this, I can help. My hope is that everyone who appreciates these video blogs will support me by subscribing to my website. Also, please share the video blog posts with your family and friends.
      Thanks, again!

  3. What a wonderful connection! Love it!

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you, Lin, for sending in your comment.
      It’s always fun to get those ah-ha moments when everything comes together.
      Glad to share and happy you care :)
      Thanks, again!

  4. Andrea Blades says:

    Sweet message; I love the anology of covered bridges and Christ the eternal Truth, Love, Life, the forever expression of our Father-Mother God, always present in consciousness.

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Andrea.
      I cherish each individual expression of Love. When we see the perfect idea of God’s creating within each other, we know that it is possible for everyone of us to experience a life touched by the Christ.

  5. Thank you Marsha for an inspiring thought! Very insightful!

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you, Dave!
      I read a bumper sticker a while ago that has always resonated with me and it said,
      “Your mind is like a parachute; it only works when it is open.”
      To keep our consciousness open to spiritual thoughts and new ideas is important for our growth Godward.
      I appreciate you taking the time to comment and to support this website.

  6. DL Tilton says:

    Hi Marsha –

    Really enjoyed your bridge video! The Bridge of Love …. pretty cool. Not having spent too much time in Oregon, I was just not aware of the covered bridge tradition/history there. I have always paired one special term with the Covered Bridge — and that is ‘humble.’ A covered bridge is not especially pretentious, and can be usually found in rural, out-of-the-way settings, quietly doing it’s job! There is an unassuming quality to the covered bridge, and that together with it’s natural beauty has stood the test of time.

    You stated that bridges connect us – and yes they do! You can also frame ‘what bridges do’ another way: They allow the overcoming of barriers or impediments, translating into providing greater freedom by essentially eliminating a barrier.

    In the 1930’s, the Golden Gate Bridge was both a cutting-edge engineering marvel, as well as providing the connection (or overcoming a barrier) that allowed San Francisco to grow from the north. The Golden Gate Bridge is, to this day, seen as beautiful and picturesque, instantly recognizable. Fast forward eighty years to southern France: another marriage of incredible engineering and timeless and beautiful design is a bridge called the Millau Viaduct (opened about eleven years ago). If you research this bridge, you’ll readily see what it has in common other great bridges in overcoming barriers, allowing greater physical freedoms, and connecting people and places.

    While these two more “modern” bridges seem to be in a different class compared to a humble covered bridge [bridge of Love], what they have in common still very translatable.

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you for your great insight and information!
      I appreciate the thought of a bridge overcoming barriers or impediments.
      That to me speaks of freedom from claims of limitation.
      I’m reminded of a few special words my Grandmother used to say to me that Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Citizens of the world, accept the
      “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right.” S&H 227: 24-26
      Thanks so much, again!

  7. Carl R Symons says:

    Great stuff, Marsha! Thank you for being out there in the universal marketplace! So needed!

    Blessings on your head,
    (and on Bill’s too!)
    Carl

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you for writing, Carl. The words of Mary Baker Eddy sums up this motive, “Man has a noble destiny;… For the unfolding of this upward tendency to health, greatness, and goodness, I shall continue to labor
      and wait. No and Yes 46: 19

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