There is a story that I have heard a few different times, maybe you have heard it, too. It definitely deserves repeating:
There was a little girl who came home from Sunday School one day and her mother asked her what she had learned about. The little girl said, “We talked about Enoch.”
“Oh, you did?”, her mother asked. “What did you learn about him?”
“Well, apparently”, the little girl began, “Enoch was a man who used to walk with God. God would come by Enoch’s house every morning and say to him, ‘Enoch, would you like to go for a walk with me today?’ and Enoch would go with Him.
Well, I guess this went on and on for a really long time, and every day they would walk a little farther. One day, they walked so far and it got so late in the day that God told Enoch, ‘Enoch, we really walked a long way today, and it’s getting really late. We are a lot closer to my house than we are yours. Why don’t you come home with me.’ So, Enoch went home with God to His house.”
I personally have never heard a better summary of what happened to Enoch. But it really makes me wonder about my own walks that I take with the Lord. Am I following Him closer every day to His house, or are we just staying close to mine? Am I getting so lost in my walk with the Lord that I lose track of what time it is and how far we have gone, or am I keeping one eye on the road behind us? The day that He looks over at me and says, “We are closer to my house than yours, why don’t you come home with Me?”, will I gladly follow my Savior to the place that He has prepared for me, or will I have regrets because I have gotten too comfortable in my own house?
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then this world is not your home. The day is coming when the Lord will turn to you and say, “Come with Me to My house.”
Will you be ready?
To Jesus Christ goes all glory. In service to Him,
[This post was originally published October 3, 2009]
**Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) © The Lockman Foundation and are used by permission.
[If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not certain where you are headed when this life ends, I invite you to read the article “Am I Going To Heaven?“]