There are many programs that are called Walk to…. Walk to Emmaus, Walk to Bethlehem, Walk for Life and on and on.
The WV Annual Conference sponsored a Walk to Jerusalem several years ago and this walk was not just a spiritual walk but it was also a physical walk. The approximate distance from Nighbert Memorial UMC to Jerusalem is 6000 miles. Six thousand miles for one person to walk seems almost impossible but over the course of a lifetime, it may seem possible. If you walk one mile per day, it would take you 6000 days or 857 weeks or about 200 weeks or about 17 years.
If we walked 6000 miles as a relay team (where each one walks a portion of the distance) we could shorten the time it would take to walk the miles. If we had 20 people walk a mile a day, it would only take 300 days, if we had 40 people,
it would only take 150 days and if we had 100 people, it would only take 60 days.
The idea of Walking to Jerusalem is to focus our attention on Jesus Christ as he walked to Jerusalem to face the cross and to die for our sins…he was the sacrificial lamb that shed his blood for each one of us.
Easter is April 8th this year and before you know it, we will be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if we started focusing on Christ’s walk now instead of Easter week? Walk to Jerusalem is exactly that, walk to help us improve our physical health and temple for the Lord but also it is a walk to help us remember our Lord every
day. We need as many programs or reminders to keep our hearts, mind, soul and strength on the Lord.
Let’s start Walking to Jerusalem! Let’s get closer every day to our Lord one step at a time.