Day 92: Jesus, walk beside me (April 2)

Today while running and thinking about wrapping up Easter devos, I saw Jesus standing on top of a mountain.  He was wearing a long white robe and was carrying what I immediately knew was a walking stick.  He spoke to me, “Now that the work of the cross is finished, I want to walk through life with each of you.”  Then it struck me, before He was crucified He could only be in one place at a time, but now that He has ascended to Heaven He can be with all of us at once if He wants.

It then reminded me that part of the great resurrection plan was individual access.  God had been speaking to and through a few prophets here and there, and then there was silence for a time as all creation awaited the birth of the Savior.  Then He came and was so closely tuned into heaven that He set a great example of relationship with the Father for us to glean from.  But now that His walk on earth as a man is complete, He is ready to walk with each of us.  He is interceding on our behalf this very minute.  The Son of God and man has made a way for us to all enter the holy of holies.  In fact, I feel like we carry that inside of us when we accept Jesus as our Savior and receive the Holy Spirit.

How much attention are you paying to the One Who walks beside you?  Are you aware that His presence in your life is constant once you ask for Him to reside inside your heart?

Today, the challenge is simple, go to your quiet place and just ask….”Jesus, will you walk with me today?”  Ask Him to make you aware of His presence beside you throughout the day.  He is our ever-present help in times of trouble.

(The following “song” kept circling through my mind as I wrote the words above)

Jesus, walk with me.  Oh Jesus, walk with me.

Through the valleys and mountaintops remain my faithful guide

Oh Jesus, walk with me.

Jesus, walk with me.  Oh Jesus, walk with me.

Through all the triumphs, trials and toils

Oh Jesus, walk with me.

When the path seems cloudy and I cannot see a thing,

Oh Jesus, walk with me.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook, the rocks split apart and tombs broke open.  The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.   They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.  When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God!”  Matthew 27:54

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