Good News A20

Third Sunday of Easter

 

Luke 24:13-35 New American Bible

Luke 24:13-35 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

Two disciples of Jesus were on their way to Emmaus after Jesus was crucified.

Jesus himself started walking with them.

However, Jesus was disguised so they didn’t recognized him.

          Exercise is good for you.  Think about how exciting it would be to have the risen Christ walk with you today. You can always have Jesus walking in your heart, all you have to do is ask. He will appear anytime you want. If the weather in your heart is rainy with tears, ask God to make you an umbrella of peace to hold over your head. If your heart is excited over the good things that are happening to you, tell Jesus about them.  He will be overjoyed at your good news.  If you are having a problem understanding a subject in school or why a certain thing has happened to you in your life, ask God to send the Holy Spirit with knowledge, skill, and wisdom.  God has a gift for you every day of your life.  The wisdom of the Holy Spirit helps you to recognize it, and hold it dear to your heart.  On days when your world is foggy and you can’t seem to do anything right, ask God to clear the way for you. Ask for forgiveness from God and from any people you may have hurt. God is filled with compassion for those who try to follow in Jesus’ path.  He will send a flashlight that gleams with truth and understanding of just what you should do next. You will be utterly amazed at the gifts God has given you and will give you when you take the time to look for them.  So ask Jesus to join you in a walk right now....through your house, around your house, and wherever you may walk today.  He loves to walk with you!

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you recognize him in others.  

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

            

                  

Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards