Look at the Lyrics

Lyric:    “You were always there
                It was You and I
                You’ve been walking with me all this time”

Song/Album:    “All This Time”, Gold
Artist:                 Britt Nicole
Writers:              David A. Garcia, Benjamin Glover, Brittany Waddell                  

Scripture:    “As they talked and discussed things, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.”          (Luke 24:15-16)

Reflection:    Backdrop:  Jesus had just risen from the dead.  He could have been doing anything He wanted to, including hosting a major celebration in Heaven!  Instead, He chose to appear to a few friends on earth, including two men walking along the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32).  It’s a fascinating story of how He joins them incognito and feigns ignorance of the recent Passover events. Yet He consoles the men by opening up the truth of the Scriptures and prophesies.  Later they invite Him in and He obliges.  He opens their eyes and reveals Himself through the breaking of the bread.
God is like that:  He could be doing anything, but He chooses to walk alongside His children!  And it doesn’t matter how broken, wretched, or needy we are.  It doesn’t matter how low or despicable we feel.  He wants our hearts to heal. He wants to rescue us and reveal His truth – His tender mercies, faithful forgiveness and enduring love.
And if we invite Jesus in, He’ll oblige.  He’ll open our eyes and we’ll know… that it was Him who had been walking with us… all this time!

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About The Author

Judy Edwards has been a part of the Christian music industry for over 15 years. She is currently employed by Salem Communications, working in Nashville, TN for their radio station networks and publishing division. She has led small group women’s Bible studies, as well as taught children’s Bible classes. She and her husband, Thad, reside in Nashville and attend Belmont Church. In their free time they enjoy sailing, traveling, and walking Wally, their rescue golden retriever. Judy created Look at the Lyrics™ to complement the message of Christian music. This is not a story behind the song. Portions of song lyrics used are for private, non-commercial use and educational purposes only. Look at the Lyrics™ devotionals do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the referenced songwriters or artists.