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Jesus Himself drew near and went with them

Jesus Himself drew near and went with them

Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him. Luke 24:13–16

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Because He is the same, He's doing the same thing here today, with us. When we get together, He joins us on this journey we are on. There's no question of His love for us. But there's also no doubt that He is true to His word. He doesn't change, which is so important because we can count on His word. His word is the road that we walk down, and He joins us on that journey. The point I'm trying to make here is that it's essential for us to understand what happens when two of us get together and talk about the Lord.

I recall mentoring two young believers, a husband and wife. We had fellowship around the Lord, and it was rich. However, over time, our conversation gradually shifted to everyday life, not so much about the Lord, and very much about day-to-day matters. The quality of our fellowship lost its earlier depth. From this experience, I learned something important: engaging in activities like golf or car shows is fine, but keeping the Lord present in all we do is essential. Nothing substitutes for our moment-by-moment walk with the Lord. He created us to be a body, and unfortunately, some have pulled back into their own personal walk with the Lord, not realizing that He wants to use them to reach other believers. The Christ who abides wants to be active in His Church through us.

Thought: Why not include the Lord in your conversation with your family and close friends and watch Him draw near and go with you!


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