Friday, May 1, 2020

Walk to Emmaus


Luke 24:13
Now that same day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.  The were talking with each other about everything that had happened.


The two on the walk to Emmaus
Despondent, deprived, desolate, forlorn
Until the third partner joins, and three,
Not a crowd, but comfort welcomed
With words that work to lift veil forever
Though not seen until bread breaks
Revelation in scene and sight
Transforms beyond any hope imagined
Their hope lives here in us forever.

Amen!

34 comments:

  1. Yes, Christ is our comfort walking beside us every day; only we don't see him with our eyes, mind and ... faith.

    God bless you, Martha; and thanx.

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    1. Amen, Victor! Jesus is ever with us.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. "Their hope lives here in us forever." Praise Him for that hope.

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    1. Amen, Bill! All praise to Jesus.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. So grateful Jesus is with us along every journey!

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  4. Beautiful, Martha. I love this story of the Walk to Emmaus. Don't you sometimes wonder if we have actually been walking with Jesus and didn't realize it at the time? I believe there have been times when He was definitely very close...or perhaps sent His angel to be with us, and we just didn't quite qet it, but looking back we wonder! Lord, may our eyes always be open to YOU and Your presence in our lives. Amen.

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    1. Pamela, that is such an awesome way of looking at this story. Yes, I'm sure Jesus has been right there with us, even if we were unaware at the time. Such a comfort in knowing that!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful, Martha! And now, I've goosebumps at Pamela's observation. I just love coming here each week!

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    1. Yes, Myra, Pamela's observation is definitely a cause for goosebumps! So glad you enjoy coming here, my friend. It's always good to "see" you. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Well written Martha, I always try to imagine how the walked and talked without noticing time or distance...

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    1. This story has always touched my heart, too, Marja. Maybe, they were so filled with grief at the loss of Jesus, they simply couldn't comprehend that it was He who was speaking so frankly to them. Sorrow can blind our clear vision and cloud our thoughts. So grateful that they saw Him in the breaking of the bread!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Beautiful poem, Martha! That story gives such hope. Thank you! Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. This is the penultimate story of hope, Trudy. Jesus walks with us, even when we fail to recognize Him.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. One of my favorite passages ever! It always inspires me so much when it talks about how their hearts burned within them as they walked with Jesus.

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, they ask themselves why their hearts weren't burning within them. These two might have been the first to seek forgiveness from Jesus, as it took so long for them to realize His presence and His truth. Such an amazing example for all of us!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. one of my favorite passages and now a delight to read your poetry too

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean! I've always loved this story, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. I love this story. Thank you, Martha, for sharing your lovely poem with us. It is a comfort to know that we never walk alone. May God bless you, Martha.

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    1. You are so welcome, Nells! It is such a comfort to know that we never walk alone. Jesus is right there with us!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Love your poem, Martha! Yes, Hope lives in us! Have a wonderful, hope-filled day!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I think we could all use an extra dose of hope in these days.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. May we always recognize Jesus in our midst! Thanks Martha!

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  13. Martha, I like your observations here--it's a fresh look at a familiar passage. Pamela's comments above are full of wisdom. God is everywhere present and yet we miss Him at times.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Oh, Kim, I absolutely loved Pamela's observation, and I'm glad you did, too. So often Jesus is right there with us and we fail to see Him. I don't think I'll ever look at the Emmaus walk in the same way.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Amen indeed.. the breaking of bread revealed all.
    Sorry for late visit! 😊
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these changeable times. As Paul wrote: "We walk by faith, not by sight."
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Absolutely, Shaz! We do walk by faith and not by sight.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. When Christ joins our walk, comfort and hope always follow. Beautiful poem, Martha!

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    1. Amen, Laurie! Glad the poem spoke to your heart.
      Love and blessings!

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