(Enoch) enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then suddenly he disappeared because God took him.
There is something very appealing about the short story of Enoch. The Bible says that "Enoch walked with God." The word 'walked' means he enjoyed a close relationship with God. Enoch and God were best friends. Best friends enjoy each other's company and always have plenty to talk about.
In the book by the prophet Amos there is an interesting little story about two people going on a journey and Amos says, "Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?" (Amos 3:3, NLT) Well, God and Enoch certainly agreed on the direction Enoch was taking as he walked right into the presence of God; God took him to his home in heaven.
The hymn-writer William Cowper wrote: "Oh for a closer walk with God, a constant heavenly calm, a light to shine upon the road that leads me to the Lamb!" That should be the prayer of all of us. Fellowship with God is one of the most precious experiences we could have. But this only comes when we put away actions and thoughts that do not fit into a godly life. Cowper went on to write: "The dearest idol I have known, however much adored, help me to tear it from your throne and worship you as Lord."
Dear Lord, please help me to walk closely with you day by day until you take me home with you. Amen.