Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 5:24

“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

The theologians talk about God in very specific terms:

  • God is omniscient
  • God is omnipresent
  • God is omnipotent

And all this adds up to a concept of God as being beyond our limited ability to fully understand and appreciate.

I don’t dispute that.  I am sure that if we suddenly came face to face with God – without some divine intervention – we would surely be overwhelmed.

But the curious thing is – in one place – Scripture is very clear about the accessibility of God.

“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

What a powerfully wonderful description of how a mere mortal can be in communion with the Almighty, Everlasting God.

Now, you might respond – “Well, that was Enoch – not me!”

And I certainly don’t mean to minimize who Enoch was or the obvious depth of his spiritual character.

But the passage does give me hope.

It gives me hope that, despite my faults, despite my limitations, even despite my sins – by the grace of God – maybe I can “walk” with God too.

It doesn’t mean I believe myself to be some amazing saint.

It means I believe God loves me – loves us – loves everyone enough – to want an intimate, everlasting, relationship with us.

What a wonderful gift of grace that is.

Prayer: Lord, help me to walk with you, now and always.  AMEN.

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