No Gaps

If you are familiar with public transit you might have heard the phrase, “mind the gap” being the gap between for example the train car and the boarding platform. It’s good advice because you don’t want to get your foot caught in there, or drop something important like your glasses or your cell phone. So as a word to the wise, you “mind the gap.”

But what this text tells us this morning is that God there is no gap. Nothing in all of creation, nor even circumstances of life and death change God’s relationship of love towards us. This is important information because to be honest, it feels like there is a gap sometimes. Sometimes I wonder if He is listening, or paying attention to my circumstances. I remind myself that I am an infinitesimal part of His creation, that He has better things to worry about than my life and problems. Surely the God of the universe has better things to than to “mind the gap” between Him and me.

Not so. For God, nothing is impossible. Not even caring for my needs, the uncontrollable in my life, the million different circumstances that affect my life from day to day that I cannot possibly keep in my head, let alone have any effect upon. I can’t control the weather. I can’t keep a small blood clot from forming in my leg and going to my lungs. I can’t control other people’s driving habits. There’s actually very little in my life that I can say I can control with certainty. So yes, I depend on the Lord to handle those million different details. With Him, there is no gap.

Lord I am often humbled by Your care of me. I cannot consider all the things You do for me, and I only hope that at the end of the day, I may glorify your Name as at all times, for the care and consideration in Your infinite wisdom you see fit to carry out in me. Thank You Lord. Amen.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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