In 2018, as your community lay director, I am committed to making Aldersgate Emmaus an even more vibrant community. Though Emmaus, we have a rare opportunity to positively impact lives. So many of us have felt the amazing power of God’s grace in profound ways during our Emmaus walks. That leads us to serve God, our churches and local communities during our 4th Days.
This year, we will focus on improving communication via this dynamic new website, publicizing Emmaus at our local churches and involving more clergy throughout the region. We want to explore new vehicles to bring the power of Emmaus to older Floridians through Face-to- Face and to our youth through Chrysalis. We will also have renewed focus on leadership training to provide our talented leaders with the information and resources they need for successful weekends.
The Gospel of Luke relates the story of two friends walking the road to Emmaus [Luke 24:13-35]. As these friends were sharing their deepest concerns, the risen Christ joined them. He explained Scripture as they walked. He led them in their journey of faith. They finally realized who He was when He broke bread with them. And their hearts were strangely warmed.
May our hearts be warmed in 2018 with the power of the Holy Spirit as we watch God working through us.