Friday, July 25, 2008

Walk with me

Come, walk with me. That is not to say- get up - you need some exercise. No. It is an invitation to intimacy. Hand in hand. Conversation. Connection. I find that its easier to open up your heart when you are walking. There is something about the movement that frees you. Being still can be so stiffling.

In Genesis 3 after the fall, we find Adam and Eve hiding because they heard the sound of God walking in the garden in the cool of the evening. You get the feeling that maybe this was their time to connect. The Message Bible says God was strolling. I love that. Picture someone strolling. Slowly, taking in the night breeze, enjoying the stars and anticipating companionship. Only for these three, those walks came to an end. Adam and Eve lost their home in the garden. I wonder if God continued to stroll there alone after that night.

Generations later, we learn that Enoch walked with God. God enjoyed their companionship so much that He just took him one day. Noah, also walked with God. His fellowship with the Almighty saved him and his whole family!

Walking is slow, and you have to walk for a long time to take much ground. Honestly, we don't walk that much these days. We fly. We drive. We run from place to place. Anyone else longing for a nice stroll in the cool of the evening?

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.


Lexie said...

I'll walk w/you, literally and figuratively. I like how you connected the Scriptural walking trail.

Lynn said...

It blesses me so much that you read what I write...golly...

Thank you - and I will walk w/you!