Enoch walked with God, and was not, for God took him. – Genesis 5:24
Just try and picture the story behind this brief yet enigmatic statement. The story is set some time after the Fall of the human race. Before the Fall Adam was accustomed to having God come and walk with him in the cool of the day. That fellowship was shattered when Adam chose to disobey God’s direct command.
Several generations later Enoch, a godly man is portrayed as someone who walked with God. This implies that there was genuine fellowship between the man Enoch and his God. If it was possible for Enoch, then it is equally possible for you and I.
So, what happened to Enoch? Here’s how I see it:
Enoch, as usual was walking with God, deep in fellowship, talking, listening, responding to God’s words. As they walked and talked they became more and more involved in the conversation. As they walked and talked Enoch became closer and closer to God and further and further from this world.
Eventually, after much conversation, after deep fellowship, communion, Enoch looked up from his communication with God and realised just how far he had come. As he saw how far he had walked the Lord said to him: “Enoch, you are closer to my home than to yours, you may as well just come home with Me!”