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Monday, April 13, 2009

Always Alongside

A sign in my office reads, “Walking is good for the sole.” So why do I wear out so many pairs of walking shoes?
I began a daily walking regimen in 1987 in order to strengthen my back muscles while gaining a good cardio-vascular workout.

The walking habit is still going strong, but now Molly, Rosie, and Sadie walk alongside me. They are my Maltese, toy poodle, and coton companions.

One day, as two of Jesus’ disciples were walking to the village of Emmaus, they talked about Jesus’ recent crucifixion and resurrection. Suddenly, a stranger caught up with them and walked alongside them. The stranger asked what they were talking about, and then he explained he recent events in light of Old Testament prophecies.

The stranger’s pedestrian Bible study was so intriguing that upon reaching their destination the two disciples invited the stranger to stay with them. He accepted the invitation, and when He broke bread with them, they recognized Him. Then He disappeared from their sight, leaving the two disciples to reflect on the heartwarming fellowship they had experienced during the walk.

Jesus promised to be with believers always (Matthew 28:20). We do not walk alone on life’s journey. Jesus is alongside to brighten the path.

Jim Dyet © The Anchor, Haven Ministries

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