Easter Week Reflections – Emmaus


That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. Luke 24:13-15

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This story involves two very ordinary disciples. They hadn’t been in the inner circle of Christ’s followers or been included for special events such as the transfiguration, the last supper or even the changing of water into wine. In fact, in some ways these two guys were just like us! They didn’t get why Jesus had to suffer and die. That day they had heard some odd news about His resurrection. This was just beyond their understanding. What was it all about?

Jesus knows when we’ve been talking about Him! I am sure you have heard someone say, “Remember God is listening!” but how often have we taken that literally? These men were exactly like that. Jesus was listening, but God kept them from recognizing Him. Sometimes Jesus showed Himself openly but this day He concealed His identity. The good news is that whether we are aware of Him or not, He knows right where we are! Jesus is eager and willing to walk along side of us and listen to our questions. Their conversation with Jesus which had started out with sorrow turned to hope. The news of Easter morning is that Jesus knows where we are, He has come to meet us on our own road to Emmaus!

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