I don’t know what it’s like around the world but on British trains they’re forever going on about minding the gap. The gap they are always warning us about is usually a couple of inches. I’ve seen some really skinny people but even they wouldn’t fit through that gap. The things is I’m sure that some people must have got hurt falling into that gap or why would the train companies feel the need to have announcements all the time about it.
I think life is full of these gaps, things that we’re warned not to fall into, drink, drugs, stress, depression, overeating, porn, loneliness, obsession, etc, etc, etc. Things most of us think we won’t struggle with.
Truth is most of the time we’re right, we can deal with most things but everyone’s got something that will trap them eventually. Some pit they thought they’d never fall into that they just can’t seem to climb out of.
Lot’s of people turn to God when they are at a low point, it might be easy to write this off as the vain hope of desperate people but I think it has more to do with the honesty that comes from difficult times. When we finally reach that point when we can no longer lie to ourselves or the people around us, when we must finally admit that we are trapped, that we need help to get out of the mess we’re in, that is the moment when pride is gone and we can admit that we need God. Life needs its pits, its difficulties, its gaps, if only to lead us to God.
Be careful, you never know when you’re gonna fall into one of life’s gaps. I pray that when you do, you find God there.