I am in London for a few days and decided to experience the infamous London Underground.
Following my friend who takes this mode of travel all the time, I entered an entirely different world. Without her guidance, I would have definitely had a harder time understanding where, when, what time, how etc.
After getting my Oyster card, she proceeded to walk me through the rules of travelling underground and then pointing out to me different signs to understand where I am going. Once we reached our location and spent some time together, she asked me whether I wanted to venture back to my hotel by myself or if I wanted her to go with me. Braving it, I told her that I would go by myself.
As I was heading back, I felt a connection to the underground that led me to write this message.
The sweltering heat and noise experienced underground reminded me of this world filled with the pressures and craziness of life.
Many persons on the train had earbuds in their ears, zoned out from what was going on or sleeping. The majority knew exactly where they were going and was racing to get there.
Then you had me.
Unsure. Taken slower steps. Reading all directions. Continuous checking of the train line to ensure I was going in the right direction. Overall, I truly felt like London had done an amazing job of providing directions and guidance all the way so that I never felt lost at all.
It made me think of the bible.
The Bible like the Underground has many stops (books of the bible and stories) and direction. No matter the situation, we can be guided in the bible on what to do so that we don’t get lost.
The people walking around like zombies… they didn’t need the direction anymore… they were well versed. But I wondered how many of us after reading the bible day after day start feeling like we are zombies when doing it. How many of us truly focus on what we have read, prayed over it, and asked God to stamp it into our hearts and minds.
Bind them always on your heart;
fasten them around your neck. Proverbs 6:21
And for my friend who guided me first in the underground, it made me think of how many people am I guiding to read the bible and seek God’s word for direction and guidance.
Food for thought: Has life created you into a zombie where you aren’t seeing or feeling anymore? How is your relationship with Christ – is it cold, lukewarm or on fire?
Prayer: Holy God, how gracious and glorious is your name. Alpha and Omega, we praise and lift your name on high. Forgive us. Forgive us. We want to serve you Lord, but our flesh is weak. Father for those that seek your wisdom, may they be given it abundantly. As we zombie, our way through life, may we be shaken and blessed with a renewing power and mind. All for the glory of your kingdom. In Jesus name. Amen
May God’s grace, mercy and love be with you. Shalom!