This blog today is not for you.  It’s for the non-Christians.  Why have I written this?  Because of the rate of people dying today in 2021.  People are leaving this planet in droves! One minute they are here then “POOF! gone.” Tomorrow is not promised to anyone these days, not even me.  I just want for Non-Christians to be sure of the decision they made about their spiritual state.  Doesn’t hurt to make sure, right?

I heard a story a few weeks ago that just really touched me in my heart.  It’s about a bridge collapse in 1974 at the Tasman Bridge.

At around 9:30PM on the 5th of January 1975, the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, Tasmania was struck by the bulk carrier Lake Illawarra, causing a 128-metre-long section of bridge to plummet 40 meters into the water below. 7 of the crew lost their lives by falling rubble.

While there was no traffic on that particular section of the bridge, there was light traffic travelling along it. One such car was a 1974 Holden Monaro GTS owned by Frank Manley, who had only owned it for a few months. He and his wife Sylvia were returning from a picnic, travelling from the western side to the east when they discovered something was wrong.

As we approached, it was a foggy night…there was no lights on the bridge at the time. We just thought there was an accident. We slowed down to about 40 km/h and I’m peering out the window, desperately looking to see the car…what was happening on the bridge. We couldn’t see anything, but we kept on travelling. The next thing, I said to Frank, “The bridge is gone!” And he just applied the brakes and we just sat there swinging. As we sat there, we couldn’t see anything in the water. All we could see was a big whirlpool of water and apparently the boat was sinking. So, with that, we undid the car door and I hopped out. – Sylvia Manley

 “The white line, the white line’s gone. Stop!” I just hit the brakes and I said, “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t stop.” And next thing we just hung off the gap…when I swung the door open, I could see, more or less, see the water…and I just swung myself towards the back of the car and grabbed the headrest like that to pull myself around. There’s a big automatic transmission pan underneath the car – that’s what it balanced on. – Frank Manley

The other car contained Murray and Helen Ling, with their two children. As they were crossing the bridge, they witnessed two cars seemingly disappear, so he slammed on the brakes, stopping mere inches from the end of the bridge. A car travelling behind didn’t react so fast, causing the EK Holden to teeter on the edge of the bridge alongside the Monaro. Murray got his family out of the car and tried desperately to stop other cars on the bridge from driving straight off the edge, to almost no avail.

Horrified, he witnessed two cars plummet off the edge of the bridge after attempting to wave them down. Fortunately, he did stop a bus load full of people, which slammed into the side of the bridge as it skidded along the bridge. When all was said and done, 5 occupants of 4 cars had met their unfortunate deaths off the Tasman Bridge.

The part that really got to me was when Mr. Manley got out of his car and waved his hands trying to flag down other cars, but they ignored him and drove off the bridge to their deaths.  That is what I’m trying to do today. I’m waving my hands and saying, be careful in case you perish! God sent His only Son Jesus to die and rise from death for your sin. He took the punishment so that you can live with God forever.  There are no do-overs after you die.  These two scriptures saids it all:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

Don’t wait until it’s too late!