There is a small town in England called Tadcaster, through which runs a river wide enough to need a bridge to cross it. In December 2015, the bridge was partially destroyed in a storm, such that it could not be used for over a year. Where people are divided, be it by a river, train track or ravine, bridges play a vital role in connecting them.
This applies in a figurative way to the huge gap between God and humankind. Bridging this gap requires a unique individual, who can have direct connection to God, whilst being accessible to men and women. The Lord Jesus Christ is this person.
Through him we can have an active relationship with God, providing hope for the future and confidence in life today.