If you’re a people watcher you’ve probably noticed children who walk like their parents! Like a man in St. Louis who walked with a little bit of a bounce. The balls of his feet were more involved in his walk than most of us. His son walked the same way.
Or a Doctor who walked with kind of a saunter and glide. A friend was walking down the hall of the hospital and crossed a women walking the other way, they thought to themselves “that is Doc. Roberts Mother”. Sure enough, she went into His office. She walked with a saunter and glide.
We tend to walk like those important to us. If we are a Christian we need to walk like Jesus. From the very beginning, God had a relationship with Adam and Eve that found them “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). God created man for the enjoyment of a walking relationship that involved companionship, dialogue, and joint decision-making. This Sunday we will explore the beginning of I John 2 as John challenges the readers to walk as Jesus walked.