THE JOURNEY: A Walk to Remember

Not referring to the movie, I was moved to make an item with such title to highlight that there were people who were given a chance to walk with the Sovereign One. Their walk was not just a memorable one to them alone but has been a walk to remember for the believers as well. There were some who walked with God literally and some who walked in righteousness with Him, leaving traces for people to walk along.

Let's see how these people walked with God and why their walk is a "walk to remember".

Enoch. "After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." (Genesis 5:22-24)

Enoch's walk was distinctly identified by the Bible because he walked faithfully with God. It was not mentioned whether he was taken away while he was walking or on some other instance. But one thing is for sure, He walked with God and it was commended because of his faithfulness to Him. A walk that took Him to heaven, I think would be worth your memory.

Hezekiah. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (2 Kings 20:2-3) 

Hezekiah was one of the memorable kings of Judah,whose walk with the Lord was significant because of his faithfulness to Him despite threats of powers routing against his kingdom.

He knew the God he is with will deliver Him through. He also walked in faith with Him as he was about to face death with an illness. With his earnest prayer, God was moved and granted him 15 years more to continue his journey.

Peter. “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”(Matthew 14:28-30)

One of the most amazing walks in the Bible. Peter was able to walk on water because he wanted to go to where Christ is. This is a reminder that we can't walk to where Christ is unless we dare to take the first step out of our comfort "boats" and follow Him. On the other hand, it tells us that when we walk with Him, we should not doubt or we will sink just like Peter. Yes, the walking in the water is a faith walk but it also teaches us that the walk is not that easy and at some point we may doubt walking with God if we don't focus on our walk with Him.

The Disciples in Emmaus. Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.( Luke 24:13 - 16 )

These disciples were not directly identified but they had the very unforgettable experience each Christian at present might be desiring to do -- walking with the risen Christ. They were able to walk with Him, to talk to Him, even to eat with Him after their journey. But they were kept from recognizing Him. This again is an amazing thing about this walk. They journeyed together but Christ didn't reveal Himself to them along the way. We need not to reveal our Christianity too. We can just walk the talk.

Journeying with Christ in righteousness is not that easy. But the fact that He is One you are walking with, you are assured that you know where you are heading to. Just remember that in every day of your life, that walk is a walk with Christ.

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