Thursday, March 5, 2015


(For my friend who is walking through The Valley)

I thought of the following verse while praying for you as you enter Hospice care this week:
24 "Enoch walked with God. Then he couldn't be found, because God took him from this life" (NIV Genesis 5:24).

This verse came to my attention recently when I heard someone on TV talking about a suffering friend who continually repeated the prayer, "Walk with me, Jesus!" And one day his friend just "kept walking with God" like Enoch, and the Lord gently took him Home like Enoch. What a precious truth!

And then I thought of the other verses from Philippians 3:10-11

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead."

Should we not pray instead, "Let me walk with You, Jesus!"? There is a difference in perspective. Let us focus on Him.
Jesus is the One whose sufferings we share as we suffer with Him who suffered for us. We lean on Him. He is the One who carried the Cross for us. And He is the One whose nail-scarred hand holds our hand as we walk together to life's Finish Line.

Then suddenly, quietly, at some point and time foreordained by God, we just keep on walking with Him right on into Heaven! Then we "can't be found" because we are "ELSEWHERE" with Him! How cool is that?!

How much more meaningful it can be if we repeat often during the day and in the lonely night hours, "LET ME WALK WITH YOU, JESUS!" "LET ME WALK WITH YOU, JESUS!" "LET ME WALK WITH YOU, JESUS!"

And then it will happen that “one day we can't be found" -- God has taken us from this life!

Love and prayers,
Your friend in Christ,

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