Walkin’ With Jesus Luke 24:13-35

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32

  Where is your Emmaus? Where do you do go to get away from life’s twists and turns? We all need a break at some point in our lives and need to journey, even temporarily, from those things that just drive us crazy. Though we leave behind such things, Jesus never leaves us behind. Our faith journey is all about knowing that our Savior “walks with us, talks with us, and tells us we are his own.” We may not hear His voice all the time but God loves us far too much to leave us on the road alone. A few of Jesus’ disciples were journeying to the town of Emmaus not fully appreciating what it meant to believe that Jesus “is the resurrection and the life and all those who believe in [Jesus] even though they die will live, and everyone who lives and believes in [Jesus] will never die;” for the disciples this Jesus thing was not terribly convenient or “user-friendly.” Fact is, our faith is not based on a relationship of convenience; it wasn’t “convenient” for Jesus to die on a cross for our benefit. Any relationship that is based on convenience or self-centeredness is no relationship at all. Jesus is with you no matter whether you are on your own “road to Emmaus” or just living where you find yourself in life. Jesus is in the midst of very moment of your life; you may not be aware of his presence but is there for you no matter where your journey is leading, or has led, you. It is amazing what can be encountered along the way; we all have our “Emmaus.” Be prepared to meet our Risen Savior Jesus Christ on the journey, true to his promise to “be with you, even to the end of the age.” Thank you Jesus for being with us every step of the way.


Pastor Tom