Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I am part of a wonderful "reading group", now meeting for breakfast and discussion of our reading – currently in Genesis. I love Genesis 5:24, which tells the story of Enoch: "Enoch walked with God; and then he was no more, because God took him." In my imagination, Enoch and God were walking partners and one day God said, "Hey, we’re closer to my place than yours; why don’t you come on home with me?" Whatever is meant by the expression "God took him", it is the image of "walk with God" that captures me most. It is used throughout the Bible as a metaphor for relationship, follower-ship, and friendship.