Genesis is full of challenging stories as we hear about God’s interactions and relationship with humans. We hear about the Garden of Eden and the way God walked with Adam and Eve. We are given examples of how God speaks to people like Joseph and Jacob through dreams and audibly to Abraham. These stories intrigue me because my relationship with God is how I define everything I do. I chose Youth Ministry out of my passion to share my relationship with God with teens. I love being able to teach or preach as it gives me opportunity to reflect on and then communicate why my relationship with God is so important. I love considering what this relationship looks like and how God reveals Himself in the Bible. We don’t hear a whole lot about a man named Enoch. But in just a few short verses: Genesis 5:21-24 and Hebrews 11:5, we hear about a man who “Walked with God” and then “was no more”. I don’t know why God chose to take Enoch to heaven without dying but I love the idea that a man had such an intimate relationship with God that God couldn’t stand to be separated any longer and instead removed him from this life. What makes Enoch even more of a minor character with a major impact is to see the obvious impact he made on his great grandson, Noah, who “found favor in the eyes of the Lord” and was saved. Consider these ideas this week and how you can pursue an intimate relationship with God.