Since the COVID restrictions I have seen more people walking on the streets than ever before. Interestingly, I
have noticed that people walking together walk closely, with synchronised gaits, in conversation, happy to be
seen together in public. This is a brilliant metaphor for faith in God!
To have faith in, and intimacy with, God is to walk with him; Noah (Gen 6:9), Enoch (Gen 5:24), and Abraham all
walked with God (Gen 13:17). God actually wants people to walk with him.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
To walk with God is to look for where he is and match his gait. To walk with God is to be loyal to him; choosing
him over others and convenience.
“Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (Isaiah 38:3)
Though such loyalty to God is deeply personal, it must never be private for our Lord walks out in public. Jesus
walked, and still walks, in public, for the sake of the public and so must we! A private faith is an immature faith
for it denies itself. To be Christian is to agree with Jesus to walk together, publicly.
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to? (Amos 3:3)
Each day, make the decision to be just, to be merciful and walk humbly with your Lord for the sake of those
who watch. They may like what they see and join you in your walk! Cool eh!