A Journey with Christ
While they were talking and discussing,
Jesus himself came near and walked with them. – Luke 24:15
The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian Spiritual Renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the love and grace of God in a unique manner. During the 72 hours, God will meet you where you are in your relationship in order to bring you closer to Him.
As a community we need the Lord and each other. I am reminded of a pastor who visited a man who had quit coming to church. He sat in the man’s living room in front of his fireplace. Not a word was spoken. The pastor took an ember out of the fire. At first it stayed very red and hot, but eventually it burned out. He then placed that ember back into the fire and it became a flaming ember once again. Staying connected will strengthen our faith and our community.
We can do this by attending our monthly Gatherings, where we learn about upcoming Walks, fellowship, sing, and partake of communion. We can also serve in the background on our weekends and get involved in a reunion group. There is such joy in serving our Lord! Emmaus is a wonderful opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ.
My Walk was in 1994. I will never forget the desire the Lord placed in my heart to serve Him. My life was truly changed during those 72 hours with Jesus. Let us give others the gift of Emmaus. Pray about who the Lord may want you to sponsor.
I look forward to 2017 and to see how the Lord will use our community to further His Kingdom.
……..the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Community Lay Director
SWVA Walk to Emmaus #22
Table of Naomi