The above is a YouTube video of the famous story about “John Griffith, the Bridge Operator“. I’ve always liked the story, and you can read it by clicking the link in this sentence. However, I feel it important to post something in case you don’t read the story (but I do recommend that you read it).
Even now as I retell this story, I’m moved by emotion. For this is but a faint glimpse of what the Father did in sacrificing his Son to atone for the sins of the world. Unlike the Memphis Express, however, an express that caught John Griffith by surprise, God in His great love and according to His sovereign will and purpose, determined to sacrifice his Son so that we might live. Not only so, but the consummate love of Christ is demonstrated in that He was not accidentally caught as was John’s son. Rather, He willingly sacrificed his life for the sins of mankind.