Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Mind the Gap" London Blog #7

"Mind the Gap" calls through the crowded Underground instructing passengers to watch their step before boarding. It seems to be London's most official charge for passengers to take note of their own personal safety when traveling along the city's underground train, also known as "the tube". But even beyond the city's command for safety, the phrase has made its way into the hearts of nearly every tourist passing through. Still, I cannot help but wonder if this phrase, with all its purpose and popularity, would be different if it took on a more spiritual meaning? Would we be so bold as to encourage each other to mind the gap where temptations tend to hide? Or would we encourage each other to mind the gap where lies live so loudly that they drown out the truth? I am not exactly sure, but I think the British are onto something. In what ways do each of us need to mind the gap? 1 Corinthians 10:4,5 says,"We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ."