A little boy and his father were talking together after church on Sunday.
Being a good dad and wanting his son to pay attention to things he’d learned, the father asked, “What did you learn in Sunday School today?”
“We learned about Enoch” was the reply.
Being a good dad and wanting his son to think more deeply about what he’d learned, he asked, “And what did you learn about Enoch?”
“We learned that Enoch walked and talked with God.”
“Is that all?”
“No. We learned that Enoch walked and talked with God some more. And he walked and talked with God some more. And Enoch walked and talked with God some more so much that one day God said, ‘You know, Enoch. We’ve walked and talked together so long that we’re closer now to My house than to yours. Why don’t you just come home with Me?'”
And that is the best word picture of life with God that I’ve ever heard.
Life as a walk and talk with God.
Walking and talking with God through our days until one day we’re closer to His home than to ours, so we just go home with Him.
“Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis 5:24)
“…And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
“…that they might be with him…” (Mark 3:13)
“…because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'” (Hebrews 13:5)
“Try to take an attitude towards God, not of forced conversations such as you maintain with persons towards whom you stand on ceremony and address in a mere complimentary fashion, but such as you observe towards a dear friend with whom you are under no restraint, and who is under none with you. Such friends meet and talk and listen, or are silent, content to be together saying nothing. They do not weigh what they will say, they insinuate nothing, have no hidden agenda, all comes forth in truth and love regardless of how it is said. We can never be as real with our best earthly friends as fully as we could wish, be we can so to any extent with God.”- Francois Fenelon