READ: Luke 24:13-35
I imagine that many of you reading this are walkers. Walking is a great way to exercise. It keeps this temple that the Lord has given to us fit. Walking is also a great way to exercise our spirits. While we are walking we can pray, see God in the beauty around us, pray for others as we pass their homes or business, talk and listen to God, and meditate on His word. Our little dog Max loves to go for walks. When Ashley or I put on our sports socks and running shoes he always thinks this means he is going for a walk. He runs all around us, nips at our hands, and wags his little tail with great enthusiasm. It is hard to get his halter and leash on him because he is so excited. Wouldn’t it be great if we were that excited about walking with God?! I love the story in Genesis 5 about Enoch. We are told that Enoch was the father of Mathuselah and that he walked with God. This passage about Enoch ends in verse 24 with these words, “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (NAS) Oh how wonderful to walk with the Lord, to feel His presence near. That great hymn, “In the Garden,” says it this way: “And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own.” This is what the two disciples on the road to Emmaus experienced. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for my walk with God!
– Dr. Neil Epler