Walking in Church
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”
In most cases in this choir, I don’t know if you exercise or if you do, what kind of exercise you favor. I hope you do. I used to run for that, but then my knees were extremely painful. I joined a gym at one point but quit when I realized that it was the source of several sinus infections. My cardiologist suggested walking, so I have. I try to walk for thirty minutes every other day, I enjoy it…when it’s over. Sometimes I walk the streets around our house, which has the advantage of fresh air and something to look at as I walk. The disadvantages lie in the hills, which we have plenty of. Also grading of neighborhood streets for drainage poses a problem. I feel like I need one leg shorter than the other to really feel comfortable walking along. But no pain, no gain, right?
Other times, I come over to the church and walk there. It’s mostly on the level, and the weather’s not a problem. The only drawback are the designed for giants steps to the various levels. Cue the no pain no gain tape.
We live in a three-story house and I charge up the stairs a dozen or so times a day. Cardio and strength, yes!
The point of this is that whether we walk outside or inside, Jesus walks with us. We can’t complain about our pain which is nothing to what he suffered on the cross. May we remember that God calls us to walk in faith close to Him.