“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

Walking is an exercise some of us feel we could do without. We would rather be carried on wheels, sail or fly along. But walking is a steady progress where I am in control of the direction I take – a picture of our daily Christian life.

Last month I went walking with friends. Hilly, rough ground blocked our way, but we wanted to reach a certain place so we used our legs and the ups and downs in front of us to move forward and reach our goal.

English weather is never reliable, but our Guide had told us to be prepared for rain so when it came we were ready. Later, some of us got tired and just sat down. They were encouraged not to give up and helped along until they ‘found their feet’ again. And there are always those who think they know better than the Guide! They wandered off, had to turn back and catch up. But at last, we all reached our destination – and refreshments.

Looking back, we were surprised to see h ow far we had travelled – on our own two feet – but needing our Guide to keep us on the right path. When walk with Jesus through all the ups and downs of life, I can walk over all those things that seem like obstacles at the time. Keep walking!

Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus that, walking with You, I can step out in confidence.

Marion (United Kingdom)