No bridge required

S oul Snack 145/11 ... No bridge required

Frequently build a bridge and get over it is the graceless counsel to those troubled.

In the 1969 soul-driven ballad of devoted love Bridge over Troubled Water Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel tilt at grace and pledge undying comfort.

American Gospel singer Claude Jeter first penned I'll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in me as a Biblical paraphrase which much later inspired the hit song.

Troubled waters are simply the course of life's navigation.

Either pursuing the absence of troubles or maybe briefly enjoying trouble's absence is the fabric of life for all.

Yet as sure as that dulcet duo sang in the 70s about a welcome bridge there is destination where no bridge is ever required.

Troubled waters are never found where I am headed, nor where you are too.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Rev 21:3-4)

Today's Soul Snippet:

St Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel at all times and, when necessary, use words”.