Walking on the Emmaus Road

When I was growing up, we had a beautiful picture hanging in our home called “The Road to Emmaus.”  As I grew older, I loved to look at that picture and imagine what it would like to be on that Road joining the men and Jesus.  What a wonderful experience that would be and is!

Walking on the Emmaus Road
(Luke 24:13-35)

I yearn to walk on the Emmaus Road
Again this Easter time.
I want to be with the two;
and Jesus – so sublime.

To first hear the Master’s voice,
So calming and so clear,
To tell Him all of our concerns,
To tell Him all our fears.

As we walk He tells us more:
(Revealed today in the Bible pages)
Of His great and wondrous plan,
Throughout all the countless ages.

Then the setting sun,
As we get almost there,
“Stay with us,” we say
To Jesus so wonderful and fair.

He tells us “yes.”
And then at the table we recline,
To eat some bread
Which was by His design.

Then our eyes are opened
To Who He really is –
Our marvelous Savior
Who has mightily ris’n.

He disappears and then we talk,
Of how our hearts did burn,
Within us while we walked along,
At each and every turn.

I yearn to walk on the Emmaus Road
Again this Easter time – praise give!
Because only on that Road
Will I grow, and will I live.
—-  Charles B. Mayes
Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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I prayerfully hope that you followers of this blog, and you others finding it, will be able to travel on the Road from despair; to learning about Jesus; to seeing the resurrected Jesus; to accepting Him as Leader and Savior of your life.

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“He is Risen.  He is Risen Indeed.”  Happy Easter!

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Easter Open Doors

Open Doors

Two women trudged to the tomb
On early Sunday morn.
The body of their Master – Jesus
They wanted to adorn.

With spices in hand
They pushed on
Feeling pain because
The Son of God was dead – gone.

Suddenly they thought,
“The stone – who’ll roll it away?
For we are weak –
And our strength alone won’t make it sway.

We’ll find some others,
That’s what we’ll do.
We’ll look along the way
And ask, ‘We need someone to help us –
what about you?’ ”

They saw a burly man.
The town’s ironsmith was he.
He was strong as an ox.
So they asked him quickly.

“Kind, sir,
Will you help us roll away the stone?”
“Too busy,” he replied.
“Leave me alone!”

They asked others to help,
But none could.
They pleaded,
But none would.

“What’ll we do?
We can’t move it and no others will.”
They were almost to the tomb.
Their hearts with disappointment were filled.

“Look!  What do you know?!” they cried.
“Let’s go in a hurry.
The stone is already moved away.
We don’t have to worry!”

We try so hard
And worry.
Try to work it out ourselves,
In a hurry.

We fail on our own,
But God is always there
To open the doors.
And answer our prayers.
—  Charles B. Mayes
Copyright © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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This above poem is from the book A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including the Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It’s a chapbook of 22 poems.
The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose.

I prayerfully hope that all my blog followers and others that discover this blog       have a wonderful Easter!  “He is Risen – He is Risen Indeed!”

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Thank you and Happy Easter!

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