As I mentioned before, we are going through Genesis to Revelation with the Jr. High kiddos & I have found some cool new eye opening things on stories I've known my whole life - Adam & Eve - Cain & Able (or Cable, as I called them), Noah... you know - the good ole stories every kid knows.
I got to the part where it was the story of the descendants of Adam to Noah... BOOORRRRINNNGGG - right? I normally just fast forward like the Bible is on DVR, but then I thought, well, my family tree means something to me so maybe I should take the time to look at this. If anything - the names are interesting. Gives me some ideas to throw at Julie for the new baby?
Methuselah - that's a name you dont hear anymore!
Jared - is this the ORIGINAL Subway guy?
Seth - I really do like that name!
But I looked at the name of Enoch... through all the names, his is the only one that says "...Enoch walked with God 300 years..." (Genesis 5:22)
"Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away"
It doesnt mention that about anyone else, but what REALLY struck me - was a reminder that if we walk with God, then HE is in control! When its time for us to leave this world, God will take us away...
I dont know why I've never noticed that, but it really spoke to my heart of comfort - especially when times of grief come, I think we need to be reminded that God is in control...
I want to keep walking with God so He will take me away to be with Him for eternity!!! Anyone else in?