Easter Wednesday

Acts 3:1-10; Psalm 104(105):1-4,6-9; Luke 24:13-35

Pilgrimage is an act that has for some time been the preserve of a few hardy souls, who most of us might think as slightly weird. However it is asked into the way in which Jesus arranged for his good news to be spread.

Two tired and weary pilgrims were on their way to Emmaus, a well known spa resort a full days walk away from Jerusalem. As they walked and talked, they became aware that they were not allone, and that He who walked with them was enabling them to see clearly what the meaning behind all they had struggled through meant. And when He broke bread with them, early that evening, they suddenly realised that He had Risen, all that He had said, was true!

No longer weary of life, they set off back to Jerusalem straight away - even through that meant the return was going to be difficult in the dark, and the destination was every bit as risky as it had been when they left! But full of His power and Joy.

I recommend making time for some sort of personal pilgrimage. You will meet the Risen Lord as you walk and talk... even if only for an hour or two on a day off - if you set out with the intention of allowing Him to walk with you!.

If you can not get out for a walk, then perhaps spending time watching the TV series 'Pilgrimage' (BBC) would be a worthwhile use of time.

Posted in Daily Reflection.