Whether you just stumbled in here or were invited by a friend, you are most welcome. Kick your shoes off, make yourself a cup of tea, and make yourself at home.
I know this looks like a website, but actually it could also be called a road of sorts. Well, a journey really. This small corner of the internet is the start of a journey through a story. A story I am going to tell you throughout the coming days leading up to Easter (a season called ‘Lent’ in traditional church calendars).
So what is this story ‘The Long Walk…’? Well its my attempt to capture the one true story underneath every other true story, the story of how God left behind Heaven to come to this crazy beautiful broken world to find each one of us. And why am I telling this story at Easter time? Well, it’s all about Easter really, or rather Easter is all about this story… it’s the main point of Easter (Nope… not the chocolate!) because from the moment God dreamt us into being His walk to the cross had begun. This longer older story that Easter is part of is actually the story that makes sense of our whole human existence, the larger longer story that makes sense of every other story, yours and mine included.
This story I am going to share with you, ‘The Long Walk…’ is this story of Jesus’ long walk, beginning at the genesis of everything and ending in the now and the not-yet. It’s an invitation to follow along with Him on His journey, starting in Genesis with our beginnings, then traversing through the stories of the Patriarchs and ancient Israel and then finally travelling alongside Jesus as He journeys towards the cross.
So if you are up for it, or even if you’re just curious to hear more… come along, join us for as much or as little as you want to. I’ll meet you right here on the 1st of March and we’ll set out and then we’ll round off our trip just after the Easter weekend on the 19th of April. We’ll be journeying through the story each day from March onwards but just for six days each week. Sundays we’ll rest.
Oh, and by the way, instead of a story on Sundays I’ll be sending you a little surprise… just some little gifts to help you enjoy the Easter season. Just because, well, the story of Easter is worth celebrating, and just because gift giving is my love language, and well, just because I think Easter could just be the best holiday season ever, the richest, most meaningful, most life-giving season in our calendars, if we let it.
So look out for some gifts every Sunday morning during this Easter season… printable Scripture cards, posters, bookmarks, recipes, craft ideas… just for you and just for fun. If you are not a regular visitor (or have joined us late) and you miss these free gifts I’ll leave them in the post box for you when you next drop by.
If you want to join us on the road and haven’t yet you can sign up here. No cost. No catch. And feel free to invite as many friends as you wish. Let’s make it a party!
See you on the road soon!