Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into His glory

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-27-2011 

 I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, (rise and) walk. Acts 3:6

Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into His glory? Luke 24:26

Acts 3:1-10, Psalm 105 & Luke 24:13-35
 
The scene at the “Beautiful Gate” where the Disciples Peter and John walk through on their way to the Temple for afternoon prayers encounter the cripple man who begs for alms there daily to survive. Peter tells the man he has no money but what he does have is worth more than anything in the world: Healing in the Name of Christ Jesus. The man is healed and walks into the Temple with them praising God and rejoicing. This scene reminds me of a time I stopped and talked to a homeless man begging for money near a gas station. I approached him and asked if he was hungry and offered to buy him some food.
 
After getting his meal, we spoke for a few minutes and I asked him why he was on the streets and asked if he knew Jesus as his personal Savior. I think many of us are intimidated by these people because they are dirty, smelly or full of the unknown but I’m here to tell you they are lonely, scared and full of promise to become a witness of God Almighty, they just need an opportunity for someone to share His Truth with them to give them faith, hope and courage. This man I met needed more than money or food, he needed a Disciple of Christ to share His message of love and forgiveness. We have to leave the outcome to Free Will but we have to offer hope in prayer to seed the desire to become a Disciple of Christ themselves.
 
I tell people I’ve walked the Road to Emmaus countless times in my life encountering Jesus on the road of life. By my way of thinking I open myself up to His visits daily seeking to mirror His compassion, His humility and His love. It is the road you walk every day when you seek solitude in prayer. It may be a walk during lunch at work or a walk after work at home but the encounter with Jesus becomes vividly present by opening our hearts and soul to His Word. Look to Scripture to guide you in your encounter with Jesus by picking a verse from anywhere and repeating it to yourself as you walk; “Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into His Glory?” or a Psalm such as 105:4, “Look to the LORD in His strength; seek to serve Him constantly.” When you walk your Road to Emmaus, be open to loving your love of Christ and feel your heart burning within you as you walk. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today our walk with Christ will be full of confidence and our encounter with His love will burn in our hearts to share His Truth with anyone, anytime and anywhere. We ask this in His Holy Precious Name, Christ Jesus. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
 
The Walk to Emmaus Everyone Must Do
 
Walking alone His Disciples somberly spoke

The tragedy their heart did obviously note
Jesus the Nazorean had been foolishly killed
On a Cross where His Blood forever spilled
 
Jesus came upon them in complete disguise
They did not recognize the man to report
The unknown they spoke about they did retort
His smile was wide and knowledge a Godly fort
 
Must not the Messiah suffer these things?
O foolish hearts of trust in God to gain
He shared the Truth from beginning to cusp
Filled with the knowledge the Father His lust
 
Coming to the place they had traveled to
Asking the man to stay for dinner in leau
Of traveling further because it was dusk
He obliged and sat with them in trust
 
At the table of forgiveness He said a prayer
Taking the Bread of Life holding it in the air
Take and eat My Body He broke to share
Their eyes opened to Christ Who cared
 
Were not our hearts burning as He eloquently spoke
Of all that occurred to His heart that was broke
His Blood spilled for me and for you
The Walk to Emmaus everyone must do

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 27, 2011 @ 5:12 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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