04 April 2015


Our God is a God who walks. We find that out right away in Genesis! And He invites us to walk with Him: "He hath shown thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God" (Amos). To walk humbly with God is to let Him take the lead. I think of the exact opposite as the way our silly beagle pulls and tugs this way and that. And when you walk with Him it's quite the trip. Think Enoch.

Indeed marvelous things happen when we walk with God. How the two on the road to Emmaus discovered that as they walked along and were sad and thought they'd lost Him! But He wasn't lost. He joined them as they walked and talked of the Scriptures (Deuteronomy six in action!) and taught them that His feet had been destined to walk right to the cross, to be transfixed, dead, and then to walk again. Alive, out of the tomb, with more life to give than a universe could ever hold. And their hearts burned as He walked and they walked and He spoke.

Take a walk this Easter weekend, people loved by God. Let your feet carry you to that assembly where the Risen One still comes to greet His own, to break the bread and open eyes and fill hearts with peace and joy. And then when you walk out in the country, you'll find you're walking in His world and He meets you everywhere along the way. In the beauty of His world, in the faces that you greet, in the needs you meet.

Oh, and when you go for the walk to the assembly or when you walk out in the country, put the danged phone away.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Minutes before I saw your post here, I saw a video from Chuck (the Buy-More Chuck) and Bert (from Sesame Street) about going for a walk and putting your phone away. Granted, that's not the point of your post: you're being theologically and liturgically lovely. But I still had to giggle over the confluence of these two things that showed up on my computer.