Mind the Gap!

I had a trip up to Sycamore Gap on the Roman Wall and marveled at the tree that nestles between the crags thriving in challenging circumstances. As I reflect on this image, I am reminded of the expression ‘mind the gap’. It is used on the London Tube to remind you to take a bigger step over a small space. Gap a small space? The tree in Sycamore Gap is thriving in a small space. The loss of loved ones leaves a gap that is immense so I was thinking this week of how to help ‘mind the gap’. I share with you psalm 121. “1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip—He who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, He who watches over Israel, will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you—The Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm — He will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Look at the reference to stepping over a gap in verse 3. Keep praying. Claire