To My Fellow Sojourners on the Walk to Emmaus,
Many of you have expressed questions and concerns about our upcoming walks and the changing conditions we face in Michigan regarding the COVID-19 virus. Last evening the Emmaus of Southeast Michigan Board of Directors gathered to discuss those concerns and determine our best course of action. After prayer and discernment an agreement was reached to cancel the Spring Emmaus Walks.
To everyone who cleared their schedules to join the team we would like to say thank you. For those who stepped up to sponsor, thank you. For all the prayers and behind the scene hours invested, we express our deepest gratitude. Each of you have experienced the value of an Emmaus Walk and have honored your commitment to Christ when you received your cross.
As we look forward to the Fall Walks let us unite in prayer for our country, nation and world.
We invite you to join in an inspiring experience during which you meet Jesus as he is revealed to you through other Christians. The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured event designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, their congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a partnership between laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church.
A Journey with Christ
Luke relates the story of two disciples of Jesus who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. As these two friends were walking together, they shared their heart’s deepest concerns about the death of Jesus. An unknown person, who was the risen Christ, joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked, how it was ordained that Christ would suffer and so enter his glory. Toward the end of the day’s travel, they urged the stranger to eat with them. The climax happened when Christ took bread and gave it to them. the two had their eyes opened and they recognized the stranger as the risen Christ. They rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)