E-votional - The Walk
October 31, 2001
"By this we may be sure that we walk in Him: whoever says 'I abide in Him,' ought to walk just as He walked."

1 John 2:5b-6 (NRSV)


    Walking, it is learned by watching. Casey, my little one, has been mastering the art of walking. Gingerly taking each step she waddles and toddles more than walk. Her arms are all about, balancing each step, and eyes to the focused on where it is she is trying to go. Walking is in fact an art that we, people who have been walking for some time, take for granted. Even those who are physically challenged, ones who use assisted traveling devices, these too require learning and experience. Walking is required for something else, following. This is also an experience Amy & I are coming to aware of with respect to our daughter. I learned to walk by watching and following in the footsteps of my parents, Casey, in ours, you in someone else's.

    Hear the Good News, just as with walking, we learn to follow another as we live and walk in our path of faith. As we begin to follow in the path of Christ, some things that will in fact happen are we will stumble and fall. We will find ourselves stuck. We can find ourselves in an area we do not belong. We will even find that we are going way to fast and do not know how to stop, (note, the same is true with snow skiing). Thankfully, when any of these things happen, there is God who lifts us up, brushes us off, helps us to stop and offers to us the direction to get back on the right path. What a safe guide and teacher we have. I only hope I am half as prepared, and helpful as Casey continues her walking and other elements of discovery.


    Lord, the path I look to follow is Yours. You have pointed the way and helped me as I have walked in Your light and along Your path. Keep my eyes focused on the destination, the goal the prize, that I might never stray off course. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for I ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.