One hot summer day my daughter and I were enjoying the slides and tube runs at a waterpark. While waiting in line for one of the rides, I overheard a man ask, “Does anyone know where this line is going?” The person next to him said, “I don’t have a clue.” I chuckled at their apparent ignorance, but then I realized that I didn’t know where the line was going either.
It didn’t make any difference, though. It was a dad-and-daughter day and we were having a good time. It wasn’t important where we were going; it was being together that mattered most.
That experience caused me to ponder my attitude toward what we often call “walking with the Lord.” Are we so worried about where we’re headed in life that we fail to enjoy being with Him each day? Isn’t our life of faith more a matter of companionship than getting somewhere?
Enoch, the Old Testament saint, “walked with God three hundred years” (Gen 5:22). And then he just walked off the earth into God’s presence without even experiencing death (Heb. 11:5).
We may not know where life’s road will take us, but we can enjoy the journey if we are walking with our Lord.
Thank You, Lord, for walking with us
As our guardian, friend, and guide;
Help us sense Your loving presence
Every day, close by our side. —Sper
You're headed in the right direction if you're walking with Christ.