Al Mohler has a good commentary up on the bridge collapse in Minneapolis. A quote:
The people who drove onto that bridge had no advance warning of its collapse. They made no conscious decision to embrace danger or to put their lives on the line. Experience and reason have trained us all to trust what looks solid and stable — and that bridge looked solid and stable up until it fell.
This is a metaphor for our lives and spiritual peril, as Jonathan Edwards so clearly understood. In his famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Edwards made this point with clarity and power:
. . . The unseen, unthought-of ways and means of persons going suddenly out of the world are innumerable and inconceivable. Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering, and there are innumerable places in this covering so weak that they will not bear their weight, and these places are not seen. The arrows of death fly unseen at noon-day; the sharpest sight cannot discern them . . . Therefore, let every one that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from the wrath to come.
John Piper has a good post up as well. The bridge was located within sight of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His response: the collapse is a call to all men to repent. Sobering to think about.