Bridge Over Troubled Waters

A beautiful bridge that we crossed yesterday at the Ohio/West Virginia state line!

When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all
I'm on your side When times get rough And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down ...
When you're down and out When you're on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you
I'll take your part When darkness comes And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down...

So go the words to the Simon and Garfunkel song, popular in the late 60's/early 70's.  I was a college coed,  torn between two "love interests".  My husband won out.  (Actually, I was the WINNER--not the prize.)  During one particularly stressful time, he bought me an album containing this song. It remains a favorite to this day.

Jesus said, Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  
And then, He did it!
God said, When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 
(Isaiah 43:2)


  1. I like bridges but my youngest daughter almost has a phobia with them. lol

    Thanks for sharing the photo and the thoughts.

  2. Cindy, I don't like the old-fashioned kind. They creep ME out, too. Something about this didn't realize you were ON a bridge...and the sight of it ahead was so beautiful - the cables sparkled in the sun light...

  3. I used to have a bridge phobia. I'm much better about them now.

    The area where you are traveling is beautiful! I was there last summer. =)

  4. I love bridges because my father is a civil engineer and he designed I learned at an early age to love them
    I love the scripture...what an awesome promise to hold on to through out all of life!
    Thanks for sharing! Glad you had a wonderful time with those grandchildren.

  5. Beautiful post Rebecca, I'd be interested in hearing more about the college days!
    What an unusual looking bridge! I don't get to see too many, so I enjoyed this photo. Lovely inspiration to go along with it! Love Di ♥

  6. Love the song - and the Isaiah passage, which spoke so powerfully to me while experiencing troubled waters.

  7. That song was a favorite of my husband's, he had that album and played it over and over again when we were going out. I wasn't a big Simon & Garfunkel fan but I did like that one and Sounds of Silence.
    Nice post! Very unusual bridge! We have to go over bridges or through tunnels if we want to go anywhere (we live on Long Island in NY), so I'm used to it.
    LOVE the Bible verse!
    Love to you,

  8. beautiful photo of a spectacular bridge!

    it sounds like you chose the best guy!

  9. Not sure I would of enjoyed driving on this bridge but I have enjoyed seeing it. Love the song and I was in college as well when it was on the hit parade....:-) Hugs

  10. Very interesting post. I like briges too, though as a child I remember a place between my aunt's house and ours (where we visited often) that was just a place where the road ran between two wide areas of a river. No bridge, just the road--no guardrails. I was terrified of it and still remember sitting in the backseat of my parent's car paralyzed with fear when we crossed that section of road. I just thought, 'one wrong move and we're in the water!' I have had a recurrent dream several times in my life that I'm on such a stretch of road somewhere and that the water is coming over the road while I'm trying to drive through. Funny how a childhood memory can stay with us like that. Great Bible verse!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)