Click on this link to watch a new video from CNN.com of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis. It doesn’t actually show the collapse — the camera is pointing away from the bridge at first — but you can see the last car across the bridge (on the right hand side) before the collapse. Then on the left side, you can see all the cars stopping because of the collapse. Whoever’s operating the camera then realizes something is wrong, so he swings the camera around. You can see three cars right up next to the edge of a huge gap with smoke and dust rising up. Some people jump out of their cars; others turn around to head back away from the edge.
Great illustration of God’s hand of providence. The last car to make it across and the cars that just stopped in time before plunging over could easily have gone down if the bridge had collapsed a few seconds earlier or later. It’s all in God’s hands. We are specks in the universe and if we think we’re in control of anything, we’re sadly mistaken. That’s why it’s so good to trust an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God, even during events we don’t understand. It’s also why our faith needs to be in Him alone for salvation — we’re walking on the edge of eternity every moment.