Mind the Gap!

Mind-the-gap-toronto[1]The underground subway system in London, called the tube, posts frequent warning signs of dangers that might be encountered. One example is a sign reminding people of the gap between the train and the station platform. The sign reads, “Mind the Gap.” The purpose of this warning is to alert passengers of the need to step carefully onto the train, thus avoiding injury or lost objects. But to be protected, the passenger must obey the sign. I’m moving now to the analogy: “Mind the gap” can mean heeding God’s protective commandments to keep us from pain and injury. There is a difference between what we know and what we actually do. Merely reading the sign, “Mind the Gap” does not insure safety. I must obey it. Possessing knowledge of God’s commandments does not protect me if I don’t obey them. “If you keep your covenants, then your covenants will keep you through time and eternity” (Neal A. Maxwell). As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I want to become valiant in testimony and conversion by heeding the warning signs and obeying God’s commandments.

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