Walkin’ the Walk

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

– I John 2:6

Those of you who have seen me recently are familiar with the “motorcycle incident.” For those of you who don’t know about it, let’s just say I found out the hard way what happens if the front brake locks up on you. The result was me on the ground and the bike on top of me. But, you motorcycle enthusiasts will be glad to know the bike was not hurt. My leg was another story.

I walked a little slower and with a bit of a limp for a few days. As Andy Griffith would say, I had a hitch in my get-a-long.

During that time I went to see the salesman at the dealership where I’m planning to buy my bike and, well, he was walking with a limp too! It seems he had his own “close encounter” with the asphalt a few weeks earlier. As we set out across the showroom floor – him leading the way – it looked for all the world like I was mocking him by limping like he was. I felt it necessary to point out that I was not, in fact, making fun of him but that I had a limp of my own.

He laughed and said he had taken enough heat from the guys he worked with, if I had been making fun of him, he was used to it.

This whole incident reminded me there is One after Whom we are supposed to pattern our walk – Christ. The verse above points out that if we claim to be His child, we should pattern our walk – our daily life – after Him.

Of course, we know that isn’t an easy task, but one well worth the effort. Remember, the closer we are to Him, the easier that walk will be.

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