Do you have two left feet? Heel, toe, heel, toe, 1, 2, 3, 4. Do you remember learning to dance? Helping students discover the delight of dancing the Military Two Step, Queen’s Waltz and Promenade was great, but the joyful energy of the Heel and Toe Polka remains a favourite.
God created us to move! Heel, then toe is the way we were designed to move. Unable to look directly behind us and the difficulty experienced in walking backwards, highlight that the rhythm of heel, toe keeps us walking and moving forwards. Walking allows us to move at a slower pace, to observe, notice and take in situations and our surroundings. Whilst customary, amidst the daily demands of His ministry, Jesus often walked. Despite large demanding crowds we don’t become aware of Jesus rushing or running, rather sharing time with people, walking with them, listening and teaching.
Jesus comes to us. In coming to us, it is always God’s work. He walks with us each day, through Christ. In Luke 24, Jesus comes to the disciples on the road to Emmaus and in Mark we encounter Jesus coming to the disciples across the lake. Throughout Australia, Walk My Way is an opportunity to respond to the love and grace of our Lord by walking the road together in fellowship, service to others and learning.
Learning is social, grounded in relationship and a life-long journey. The advent of a new term and new semester brings a refreshed opportunity and challenge to walk. Time demands, pressure to rush, to respond now, to get it done and to hurry up are all real and present challenges as we walk forward. Jesus reminds us to walk His way, to slow down as He comes to us and joins us on our journey and the daily journey of each person we encounter.
May the feet of God walk with you and His hand hold you tight. Robin Mann
Heel and toe, heel and toe. Walk My Way.
Blessings as we serve, lead and learn together.