I guess it was late afternoon, early evening I made my way to the back bedroom, picked up the remote control and climbed up on the made bed to relax a little. I was relishing the good memories of my favorite, annual holiday, Resurrection Day. And as I mindlessly ran through the seemingly endless choices of programs, I happened on “The Bible”. No question in my mind, I would settle down with this. I watched it through to the end and solemnly returned to the kitchen. Oh, the wondrous plan of God; oh, the wondrous provision of the Son; and oh, the wondrous power of the Holy Spirit. The love of the Triune God! To think that Jesus came and said to Peter “I’ll make you a fisher of men.” “What are we going to do, Jesus?” “Change the world.” And so He did. Jesus is still changing the world.
I got to thinking about all the people He appeared to after He had been resurrected. I mean, have you ever thought about that? Talk about a shocker! Each recorded story holds its own glory but tomorrow night we are going to consider just one. It happened to a couple of people making their way back home after learning that this Jesus of Nazareth, the One whom they believed was their King, had been crucified. All their hopes and dreams were shattered. In their minds, He was dead and gone. And then, “While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” Let me tell you, there was a sudden reversal. “And their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” Luke 24. Now here’s a question; how can you and I think that Jesus doesn’t do the same thing with us? He’s walking down my path way, too. Everywhere I go, He is there. I can’t see Him, but I can know Him and I’ll go as far as to say, I can feel Him, for He lives within my heart. He’s there to cheerfully guide and direct my path so that I too, can help “change the world”. It’s surely, not about me.
Some years ago, I made the decision to rise up from my broken road, and follow the voice of my Good Shepherd. I had wandered off on my own for way, way too long. I recall specifically running into this song and every time I played it, the tears would flow from my grateful, redeemed heart. “Rise up, follow Me, come away, is the call, with the love in your heart as the only song; there’s no such beauty as where you belong; Rise up, follow Me, I will lead you home.”
We all have our own Emmaus Road. Never, ever forget, Jesus walks with you. Always. Even when you’ve walked away you will be led back to beauty.
Tomorrow night we meet at Canyon Villa, 4282 Balboa Ave, SD 92117. Join us for this inspiring and encouraging study and also for the sweet fellowship with one another.
I love you,
P.S. It’s doughnut Tuesday