The Long Walk Back By Brenda Drake

              The Long Walk Back

With hearts sad and full of despair,
They walked away from Jerusalem; for the Lord was no longer there.
With hurting, heavy, hearts of Him they spoke.
They shared with the listening stranger their hearts were broke.
As He broke the bread, they could then see,
The nail scared hands, of the One, that was the Bread indeed.
The One that 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,
The One they loved was not dead, He is alive!
……
The world has a deep hurt…. for many hopes has fled.
Their past is a burden heavy and they are afraid to look ahead.
They walk away from hope and dreams; conditioned to accept defeat and loss.
Then, along comes the answer 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 that wait.
They turn about and turn back to those left behind,
To share the good news as the Father designed.
The long walk back has promise in each step;
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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