Walk in the light

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

When I first moved into the African village of three thousand people there were no vehicles in the entire community. Everyone walked the eight miles to the town market to buy and sell goods. By the time I left ten years later, some people had bought bicycles to get to town, but walking was still the most common means of transportation.

In many parts of the world walking is the means of reaching a destination. In these countries people walk every day everywhere they want to go. To them it’s another task to do, while in  the States, many folks walk for pleasure or exercise.

For a few weeks, I chartered a taxi to save the two-hour hike to town. The local people heard that I’d hired it. Every Tuesday twenty villagers showed up at my door, who all wanted a ride in a six-seat sedan. To keep peace, I abandoned the taxi and returned to trekking the eight miles to town.

As I hiked along with the village women, they asked, “Why have you left your taxi to walk? Is it because you love us and enjoy being with us?”

“Yes, I do love you.” We walked together and enjoyed the sweet fellowship of one another.  Walking for me became much more pleasant than the hired vehicle.

Walking means putting one foot in front of the other and moving them  until you reach your destination. Christ wants us to walk in the light.  When we walk in the light as He is in the light we move toward God and have fellowship with each other.

If you are not walking, what are you doing?  Are you standing still?

Don’t stand still. Keep walking.

Walk in the light as He is in the light.

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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One Response to Walk in the light

  1. Martin LaBar says:

    It sounds like you made e good decision.

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