A Reflection: Just a Closer Walk with Thee

By Pedro Enamorado ES Class of ’17

I am weak but Thou art strong
Jesus keep me from all wrong
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee

My heart melts with the beauty of this confession. I, a creature of clay and breath, can lean on the Lord of Glory. It makes me pause. It makes me sigh tenderly in delight. What is it like to stand on an immovable rock while the earth around you trembles? I am small and frail. And while the seas rage and the winds blow, and the world crumbles into itself, I stand unshaken on the Rock. Greater is my Lord’s healing comfort than those of my mother’s arm when I knew that her love would ease my fevers. And as my father’s prayers cast away my terrors in the night, His intercession pours courage into my trembling bones. Great is His strength.

How can we stray from such a Friend? Can we walk so far from the Lover of our souls? Yet, He is not like us. If we walk away, He will follow us and overcome us with His jealous love. And to resist His love is futile. Let us speak! He inclines His ear toward us so let us beg that we may walk near to Him. He will not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Our affections He shall tame, and our restless hearts will find sweet repose in Him. His tender heart is open to us, and a fountain of life springs from His side. Let us cherish His gift! Let us wash in His living water!

Oh, God, keep us far from the ways of the lawless.

The darkness of this world will not overcome me, and its coldness shall not harden my heart- I walk with Him. I treasure the warmth of my Savior’s love and His mercies know no bounds. These are my satisfaction. His Spirit chisels at my broken heart, and without violence or torment, He exposes a heart of flesh underneath.

Let us walk close to Thee, dearest Jesus. May we take your nail-pierced hand and walk with you till the sun goes down on the number of our days. Lead us to our eternal home.

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