Pastor Steve Slater
Living Waters Christian Fellowship
Special to the Village News
One of the many perks of living in Fallbrook is the availability of great hiking trails. Can you recall a walk you took that will always be a great memory?
I remember the time our family went to the Grand Canyon (I also remember the time we drove by a sign that said, “20 miles from the Grand Canyon!” I told my family “we don’t have time to stop right now”… that is a story for another day).
As our family walked, we talked, laughed, and enjoyed the beauty around us. We did not let our phones or anything else distract us from what we wanted to see, the Grand Canyon.
The biblical book of Luke talks about three men who walked together… notice how many miles their “hike” involved!
Luke 24:13-27 The Message (MSG) 13-16 – That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognize who he was. 17-18 – He asked, “What’s this you’re discussing so intently as you walk along?” They just stood there, long-faced, like they had lost their best friend. Then Cleopas, said, “Are you the only one in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard what’s happened during the last few days?”
Of course, Jesus was much more in touch with what had happened than the two realized! In fact, if you read the rest of the story from Luke, you will see that Jesus took time to explain what the scriptures said about Him. It wasn’t until after their walk together and Jesus “broke bread” that they recognized Him and told each other, “Didn’t we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as He opened up the Scriptures for us?”
They had just walked with the risen Christ! And He wants to walk with us, through life’s ups and downs, ready to reveal Himself to us! Now, that’ a trail worth taking!
Find a church to enjoy this Resurrection Day. If you don’t have a home church, you’re invited to join us at Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 2000 Reche Rd, Fallbrook. Christ Church is joining us at 6:30 a.m. for a Sunrise service. Main service at 10 a.m.