From the Desk of the Community Lay Director:
As I am writing this, we are waiting for the start of the Georgia/Florida game. Everyone looks forward to this event every year with great enthusiasm. People get pumped up for this great event. It is the topic of almost every conversation. People can’t wait for this to start.
This used to be the way everyone felt about an Emmaus Walk.
What has happened? Where is our enthusiasm? Why aren’t we talking it up?
I talked about this at the last Gathering. I feel we need a revival in our community! We need to get pumped up about Emmaus! We need to talk it up!
Guess what the first thing to do is? PRAY!
If everyone would take a moment after reading this, talk to God in prayer, and then listen for what he has to say to you. That’s right, wait for a few minutes, and see what God puts on your heart for the future of Emmaus. I don’t think that we have reached everyone that God wants us to. I feel that he has more in store for our Emmaus Community.
But we have come to a point where Emmaus is not as big of a priority as it once was. Some folks have put in “their time” and feel that they burnt out on Emmaus. Some folks don’t like the Lions Camp for walks. Some people are disappointed in the way the walk dates are determined.
All of this is just excuses.
What happened if Jesus had made excuses? I’m too tired. I don’t like what people are saying about me. I don’t want to go there, it’s too far. Where would our faith be today?
It is time for a REVIVAL!!!! It starts with us. All of us. Hey you folks that have been with Golden Isles Emmaus since we started, your work is not done yet. If you feel everyone has been reached, then yes our work is done. But, I can’t say that. So I am willing to keep working on encouraging new people to experience “A Walk to Emmaus”.
How do you feel?
Lots of people talk the talk, but how many walk the walk? The time is right now.
I hope to see a lot of you at our next Gathering on November 3rd, at Nahunta 1