Sorry for the delay in posting. The flu got me and hubby down and we’re still fighting it. This is one I started before getting sick and finished it today. Seems good timing.
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Journey with Jesus
We walked the long Emmaus Road
Dejected, in dispair.
We didn’t know what we should do;
We didn’t even care.
The One we’d thought to follow had
Died on a wooden cross.
And now we felt so all alone:
Completely at a loss.
A stranger came along beside
And asked us for the news.
“Have you not heard what happened to
The greatest of the Jews?
They hung Him on a Roman cross.
We stood and watched Him die.
And now we’re lost; without a King
And wondering just why.
We’d thought He was the One to help
Us throw of Rome’s harsh rule.
They hung Him high upon a cross
A shameful death, so cruel.
How can You not know what took place
These three sad days ago?
They lifted Him up on a cross
And laid us very low.”
The stranger spoke of Moses and
How he had lifted up
The serpent in the desert
To relieve God’s wrath-filled cup.
He pointed out Isaiah’s words
And Micah’s prophecy.
He opened up the Scripture there
To Cleopas and me.
We didn’t know who this man was
Until He broke the bread.
And then we saw our Master there
With scars where He had bled.
He disappeared! We hurried back
To share the wondrous news
That Jesus was alive and well
With all our fellow Jews.
Do you know He’s alive today?
He died and rose again
To give us peace with Father God
And wipe away our sin.
Will you walk the Emmaus Road
And listen to Him speak?
All other roads lead to despair.
They all are grim and bleak.
Just follow Him and you will find
Such peace and blessing there.
If you can’t find Him on the road,
Just bow your knees in prayer.
He’ll listen to your every need;
He’ll guide you on the path
That takes you on to heaven and
Away from God’s great wrath.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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