Many of you may have family members that live in different towns, states, or even countries. Because of their distance, it may also be hard for you to see them and spend time with them. Because of the distance, the times you can spend with them might become major celebrations as you get to be near these family members you love. It can be hard to be so far away from family, but it becomes a very meaningful and loving experience when we can.
There is a story of two friends who were missing Jesus so deeply they didn’t even realize on a long trip walking with him that they were walking with Jesus. They missed Jesus so much they did not recognize this third friend on their journey was, in fact, the one they were missing.
There may be special things you like to do with your family when you visit them. It may be games, special dinner preparation, or even sitting together and telling stories. No matter what it is, when we get to do these things, we feel the love and connection to that family member.
In the Story, there is a moment Jesus eats with these two travelers, and as he breaks the bread and shares the cup, they see him for who he is. Sharing this special moment together, a special shared event, helped the travelers know it indeed was Jesus who was walking with him.
I pray for you to have your opportunities, whether in-person or on Zoom, to share your special activities with your family members. May they produce realities and blessings that you are reminded you are loved.
To celebrate spending time together, this weeks project is a recipe that was sent to me by a friend called Resurrection Rolls: