Tempted, Tried and Tested

During the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the Rockie Mountains. Wanting to test the bridge, the chief engineer loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment to double its normal payload, drove it onto the bridge and left it there a whole day. People got worried and asked if he was trying to break the bridge. His response was “No, I’m proving that the bridge won’t break.”
It reminds me of that story from the gospels how Jesus, before he set out on his life ministry, spent forty days in the desert and was subjected to all sorts of testing, without giving way. Those testings weren’t designed to see if He would fail, but to prove that He wouldn’t. And with his help in our lives, the same will be true when we are put to the test

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