Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stairway to Heaven

As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth to heaven.  And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway.  At the top of the stairway stood the LORD.  Gen. 28:12-13

   Escalators and stairways are a big thing in London, England.  You seem to go down forever before reaching the bottom.  During the morning rush hour people are literally running up and down to reach the streets and trains.  One day on our way to the "tube" (that's what the subway is called) we found the escalators not working.  Hundreds of steps had to be navigated to reach the subway platforms.  The rule seemed to be "slow people on the right and fast people on the left."  Those who didn't abide by the rule were rudely pushed aside to make way for the ones in a rush.

   I am glad that the Lord doesn't expect me to rush hither and yon in endless pursuit of meaningless activity.  I am at a point where sitting calmly at his feet is a special blessing.  When we get to heaven we will have eternity to sit and listen to the wisdom of the Lord.

   What did I learn from my experience on the London escalators?  Slow down, enjoy life, and spend more time in devotion and prayer.

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