Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Timeless" London Blog #4

The 2012 Road to London is rich with patriotic pride and international fanfare. Today I could not help but feel like a little part of history in the making as I watched the Olympic torch lead its processional near the famous Portobello Road- a place in Notting Hill where brightly colored storefronts dapple the age old streets of London. Along that scenic route, the neighborhood streets mix with restaurants and shops like living legends breathing historic stories through their stonework. But as rich as their history may seem, they serve as good reminders that life is not about what we acquire or how much we accumulate when those who created these structures are no longer with us. Our significance should not be found in timeless treasures we cannot take to the grave. Instead, my prayer is that our significance would survive the grave. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 I read that God has set eternity in the hearts of men (and women). In light of making history in this historic city today, I would like to challenge each of us to search our hearts and know where we will spend eternity once all the fanfare has faded and the patriotism has passed.

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