From: David Kabanje
Date: September 20, 2021
Subject: GMU: God Bridged the Gap!

God Bridged the Gap 

The Gospel becomes sweeter and sweeter once you realize how far away you were from God and how God bridged the gap! God continues to bridge the gap through grace and love. As a Union College family, we have had a difficult weekend. The Devil had a plan to severely injure and dismantle our UC family, but God bridged the gap between life and death. Marcus, Anna, Tegan, and Allen, we thank God for your safety and recovery. Friends, God is good. What the Devil planned for evil God turned to good. We have much to praise God for. Look at what He has done in your personal life this weekend. What revelations did God share with you? What song did He give you? What rebuke did He utter in love? What pain did He heal? What request did He not grant in love? How did God bridge the gap in your life? 

After God delivered the Israelites from the Philistines in 1 Samuel 7, Samuel created a monument of remembrance—an Ebenezer. Upon the Ebenezer was written, “Thus far the Lord has helped us” (1 Samuel 7:12). Every time Israel would pass that stone, they would remember how God helped them in a desperate situation. Why would Samuel do this? Because we, as humans, suffer from spiritual amnesia—we forget the faithfulness of God’s wonderful character. We forget what God has done before in our lives, how God has bridged the gap. I challenge all of us today to create an Ebenezer and to write on it how God helped you. It can be a journal entry, a video blog, a conversation with a trusted friend/family member, whatever you need to remember how God helped you this weekend. Then, when life gets hard, go back to your Ebenezer, and say, “God helped me once, and He will help me again because HE IS FAITHFUL.”

Have a great day writing your Ebenezers.   


P.S. If God has put on your heart to write a Good Morning Union (GMU) or a page for our devotional book, please let me know. This could be an Ebenezer moment. Share your story of God’s goodness because it will help someone see God’s beautiful character.