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There are days in life we hear of situations which seem to be hopeless. We may not know that this is necessarily the truth. Yet due to appearances we believe it may just very well be true.

The disciples are walking on the road to the village of Emmaus. As they walk, they talk about the events of the last few days and there was plenty to talk about since Jesus had been crucified.

It was while they were walking and talking that something occurs:

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.” (Luke 24:15-16, NASB)

Jesus approached them and began to travel with them. He walked alongside of them. They did not know it was Jesus, but He knew who they were and knew they were His. His disciples.

When they were downhearted, despairing, thinking it was the end of their time with Jesus for He had been crucified, Jesus draws near to them.

And He does the same for us today:

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.(James 4:8, NASB)

God in His grace and mercy draws near to us as we draw near to Him.

Looking more closely at this Scripture lately, I discovered for God to come close to me is dependent upon my coming close to Him. There is a reciprocal action which takes place.

We need a whole heart, or to be wholehearted, our loyalty undivided. Beginning each day with God on the pages of His Word, reading a devotional, and prayer is one way to align our souls with God. It’s an exercise of faith which says, “I’m drawing close to You, as I desire for You to come close to me.”

Coming close to God also is an expression of childlike faith. Much the way a child draws near to a parent for strength, comfort, and provision, we come close to God, our Father.



Let’s return to the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE and let’s discover the same hope the disciples found that day.



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