“And [in reverent fear and obedience] Enoch walked with God; and he was not [found among men], because God took him [away to be home with Him].” Genesis 5:24 (AMP)
Today I have been thinking of Enoch. This man has always fascinated me. Here is scripture that describes him,“When Enoch was sixty-five years old, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God three hundred years after the birth of Methuselah and had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.” Genesis 5:21-23 (AMP)
Enoch walked and talked with God. It was his habit. It was a friendship. I imagine that as Enoch went out for his walks he met God waiting for him. The two would walk and talk about everything. Then Enoch would leave and go home.
That in itself sounds wonderful. A friendship like we all desire. A friend with whom you can be yourself, you can talk if you want or you can be quiet and still know you are having a wonderful time together. A kindred spirit. Those friendships are few and far between. A friendship where your heart recognizes in another the same way of beating, your conversations come easily and end too soon. Where you part and wait excitedly for the next time you are together.
This is what Enoch shared with God. Until that one day where as they were parting company, God looked at Enoch and said, “Why don’t you just come home with Me?” And Enoch was no more.
Can you imagine? Enoch’s home was in sight. He knew what was inside the house. His wife, his family, his possessions. The comforts he knew, the familiar, his home. Yet, he accepted the invitation. He went to be with the Lord.
Enoch fascinates me. He was here, earth-bound, gravity holding him in place until it wasn’t.
Jeremiah 32:17 says, “ ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” (NKJV)
Nothing is too difficult for God. He is greater than gravity and possessions here. In Him we can trust, because nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing is too difficult for Him.