Sunday, April 26, 2009

China Childhood Memories - Suspension Bridge

I have never liked heights. When I found this picture a few years ago, I remembered the story my Mom told of a suspension bridge in China many years ago. We had to cross a suspension bridge that was fairly long. It was very unstable, swinging to and fro, with boards missing in places. As you walked, you could see the rocky depths below! My Dad went on ahead to test the strength of the bridge and Mom and I followed. My Mom had faced many dangers in her missionary travels, but this time she was fearful. When we were half way across the bridge, she couldn't go any further. She and I sat down on the bridge and waited until my Dad came and helped us across the rest of the way.

Many times we face challenges in our lives, and we feel we can't go any further. Then our Lord comes, takes our hands, and leads us to victory.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Ruthie. I love these stories of how God led your family in China. I would have been scared to death of that bridge.
Hugs & blessings,

Clif said...

Wonderful story and great message. Thank you for posting. Thank you dropping by my posts today. Your name will be in the drawing for the book. Have a great week.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Ruthie
what a great comparison!! I love hearing of your missionary life. Thank you for sharing.

Susie said...

I always enjoy your stories about China. I don't enjoy heights or bridges so I can relate to your Mom's fear.

enchanting cottage said...

What great stories you have, I just love each and every one. It would be by the grace of God that I would be able to walk across that bridge.
God Bless,

a portland granny said...

I don't know that bridge, but there was one like it in my childhood memory and I do remember the terror in my heart each time I had to cross it! I like the spiritual application you drew from it, as we often have bridges full of fear in our lives. We must take just one step at a time, as we are only given light for each step as we come to it.

Cherdecor said...

You and your parents had some very scary experiences. I loved the application you drew from it. It is so true! Our precious Lord does come and help us across many perils in life. Thank you for this post.
Lots of Love,

Technonana said...

I love the analogy. I just have one question... did you have to go back over the bridge? Just wondering!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

God bless you Mrs. Ruthie!

Smilingsal said...

Good analogy, Ruthie.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all of the things you and your family went through. You are such a strong person. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a happy day!

Susan B said...

Wonderful story Ruthie. I don't like heights either. Thank you for sharing more about your life in China.

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh, that is a wonderful story of your missionary life in China. Thank you for sharing such good memories with us on SS.