Sunday 19 April 2020
Though all the peoples walk Each in the name of his god, As for us, we will walk In the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
Our Christian faith is greater than any philosophy, any religion, or any other set of ideas, why? Because our God lives! He is real and is active in people’s everyday life and experience. From the very first to very last page of the bible , God has shown He is wanting to walk/to be with people. In the book of Genesis It tells us that God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening, this may well of been very literal walking. In the rest of the bible God walking with us is a metaphor to show the closeness, the nearness, and the reality of God’s presence with people.
.A few months ago a few of us did a 16 mile walk with David Ardron to raise money for his mission trip to Uganda There is no doubt when you walk with someone for a long time you do get to know them better, you share experiences, thoughts, insights, you laugh together, you also encourage one another along the way to keep going. Your presence with someone really does helps them.
In our bible reading this week two of the followers of Jesus were on the road to Emmaus on the day that Jesus was raised from the dead. Jesus drew alongside them walked with them, and asked them why they were so sad. They explained what had happened, but they didn’t recognize Jesus. Yet here was God himself walking with them and what a difference it made to them as Jesus opened the scriptures to them, they started that day in despair and finished it with their hearts on fire and full of hope and faith, why? Because they had walked with Jesus.
There are times in life when Jesus is walking with us but we don’t see him and wonder if he has left us, but let’s continue to walk in faith in His word, that Jesus does walk with us always. Let’s seek him, draw near to Him in our bible study, in our prayer and our service of Him and ask that we might see Him more as we walk with Him, to sustain us, set our hearts on fire and fill us afresh with love as we encounter His presence.
Luke 24 v 10-32
As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you.