I hope you have enjoyed this summer devotional and all the stories of encounters with Jesus that have been shared.
My thanks again to all who took the time to write their personal journey and story. I hope you are encouraged on your own “Emmaus Roads”!
No project like this happens overnight or without so much help. In addition to all our story tellers, my thanks to Rev. Drew Sams for the inspiration of his sermon series and opening the “door of the wardrobe” (nod to C.S. Lewis) through his preaching and teaching as we have encountered people of the Old Testament whose stories tell us something of ourselves and of Christ!
My special thanks goes to Laura Addink, who has served faithfully over the past five years in our department and at the conclusion of June is leaving the Bel Air staff for new adventures! She is the one who has attended to the details and timelines for this devotional, and for the Advent and Lenten devotionals over the past many years. She is a gift! We thank her and will miss her. She helped get this summer devotional project completed. As always, the amazing women in our Communication Department have been readily available for this new project and to help us get it into your hands as Drew Sam’s sermon series concludes…so the story can go on! Thanks to Heidi and Donna. A special thank you to Dan Macy, who read through and edited these stories.
And all thanks to THE GREAT STORY TELLER Himself, Jesus—who walks along the road of life with us, in days of discouragement and delight…and calls us to new encounters of what it is to have a Savior who cares about the details of our story and invites us to new chapters.
Rev. Care Crawford
Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care