The Long Way Back By Brenda Drake

Before eyes were opened but then there was the long way back!

In our troubled times, when our lives are no where near being normal; when bad news seems is on every side, there is still the Good News of Christ’ victory over death. We must remember His wonderful gift of Salvation available to all who will but believe. Our Ressurection Sunday celebrations perhaps will have a different face this year. Even if we are unable to connect phyically with those we love; we can still honor our Lord by remembering all He accomplished to set us free from eternal death.

The Long Walk Back

With hearts sad, full of despair,
They walked away from Jerusalem; for Jesus was no longer there.
With hurting, heavy hearts they of Him spoke.
They shared with the listening stranger how their hearts broke.
As He broke the bread with them, they could then see,
The nail scared hands of the One, that was the Bread indeed.
The One that the fed multitudes was alive and well;
They willingly took the long walk back; to the others tell;
With hearts filled with wonder, and eyes wide with joy and surprise,
They testified to His followers the One they loved was not dead but alive!
The world has a deep hurt…. for many, hope has fled.
The past is a burden heavy, and they are afraid to look ahead.
They walk away from their dreams; conditioned to accept defeat and loss.
Then along comes the answer. The One that died for them on the cross.
He picks them up, and places them on the solid ground of faith.
He gives them a word to share with those who for the truth waits.
They turn about and walk back to those left behind,
To share the good news as the Father designed.
The long walk back has promise in each step;
For God is alive and well, and He is not finished with you yet!

Luke 24:33-35
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

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