When the world of sports was on lockdown during the COVID pandemic, there wasn’t much to do other than walk. Walk with my family, my wife, or just take a stroll to think. Destinations often included a park, an ice cream shop, around the block, and . . . did I mention another ice cream stop? 🙂
Two men walking a seven-mile, two-hour trip had a walk they would never forget. “Jesus himself came up and walked along with them” (Luke 24:15). The two were sad because they had hoped to confirm the reports that Jesus was alive. No dice. In this particular case, “they were kept from recognizing him” (verse 16). The duo was having a pity party.
Jesus did what we can do in times of trouble. He pointed these two back to Scripture. He connected the dots of all the prophecies that spelled out who and what the mission of the Savior was to be.
As you read this, maybe things are going your way. Or maybe they aren’t so good right now. Friend, you’re not walking alone. Jesus is with you. You may not recognize him, but he reminds us in his Word that he is ALWAYS with us. Preacher Charles Spurgeon was quoted as saying, “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” Your walk will not always be trouble free, but the assurance of sins forgiven and a place in heaven is sweeter than any flavor of the day.