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Faith is a road we walk. It takes us through the wonderful and the terrible times alike. This road has highs and lows and stretches far and wide.

In our darkness, the road can feel lonely; our steps falter, and our hearts and minds slip farther from love and truth.

Have faith, dear one, Jesus has promised that we will not walk that road alone.

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Listen

They got up right then and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying to each other, “The Lord really has risen! He appeared to Simon!” Then the two disciples described what had happened along the road and how Jesus was made known to them as he broke the bread.

Luke 24:33-35

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Think

When our eyes have been opened and we remember that we never walk the road alone, our difficult times are easier to manage. Trusting that God is bigger than your pain, bigger than your troubles, and bigger than death is freeing. And it’s a feeling that cannot and will not be contained.

The way you live your life when you recognize Jesus as your constant companion on the road of faith will naturally reflect love and assurance to others. Our load becomes lighter, our joy more resounding. Nothing can keep you from the love of God; Jesus’ death and resurrection made sure of that. Keep that comforting knowledge in your heart, and others will see the risen Lord through you every step of the way.

Elizabeth Cervasio

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Pray

Lord, pour your light and love into me so that I may reflect it back to the world. Help me to show others that you are bigger than the pain in my life. Help me to show the world the glory of the risen Lord! Amen.

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Go

Do not fear the road unknown, the twists and turns, and difficult terrain.

Remember the Lord will always meet you where you are.

The journey may be long, and the going may get tough, but it is always easier when you walk the road with a friend.

Elizabeth Cervasio

Elizabeth Cervasio is the Director of Children and Youth Ministry for the Episcopal Church in Colorado and has been involved in youth ministry for the past 10 years. She spends most of her time planning and running large scale youth retreats in the school year and organizing summer camps in the mountains of Colorado. When she isn’t in planning mode, she is relaxing at home in search of a good movie with her husband and dog.

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