” Enoch walked with God for , and then he disappeared because God took him away.” (Genesis 5:24)
A man that did not face death, so little is written about him. A descendant of Adam, an ancestor to Noah. So little is written of this man, but this one line is everything. ‘Enoch walked with God.’
I look at the church now, children of God. We seek God, we “go” to God, whatever that means. But this man walked with God.
To me that sums up Christianity!
This man lived for 300 years, for 300 years He walked with God. 300 years, only 4 verses about him. To me the most powerful verses in Genesis.
But what does it mean to walk with God? When you are on a journey with someone, just the two of you that someone is all you have. All that you depend on. You chat, you laugh, throughout the journey this person is everything.
On that journey a stranger becomes a friend and then a brother. A relationship is developed. It is cemented by this journey.
In his journey of life, Enoch walked with God. Can you imagine holding hands and laughing with God. Going fishing or cycling with God. Imagine all the things you want to do with your children, now imagine all the things you wished you could do with your father or mother. Walking life with your parents, first day at school, that sport tournament, or that play you took part in. Imagine your parents telling you they are proud of you, your father giving you a high five, your mother giving you a hug and buying you ice cream even though you came last in that race. Sharing those moments in this walk of life, what an amazing feeling.
Enoch shared these moments with God! God was his Father and Friend! God was his everything, so much God took him to heaven in flesh! I bet he seats on a table with God, How righteous!
Believing God is not just kneeling when you are in need. It is making God the center of you life. It is making God Your Friend. It is staying constantly in prayer. He is always there, right within and without us. If only we could just listen to him. If we could give him a chance to talk. If only we could understand He is the only companion we need in this journey!
If only we could walk with God!