Thought for the week

When He was at the ta­ble with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and be­gan to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recog­nised Him, and He dis­ap­peared from their sight. Luke 24:30-31 ( NIV)

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OUR Bi­ble tells an amaz­ing story about a day when Je­sus walked and talked with some of his fol­low­ers, but they didn’t even recog­nise him. Here is what hap­pened.

Af­ter Je­sus was cru­ci­fied and rose from the grave, two of his fol­low­ers were walk­ing on the road that led to a town called Em­maus. They were sad and were talk­ing about what had hap­pened to Je­sus. Sud­denly, Je­sus joined the dis­ci­ples and walked along with them, but they did not know who he was be­cause God kept them from recog­nis­ing him.

‘You seem to be hav­ing a very se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion. What are you talk­ing about?’ Je­sus asked them. One of them an­swered, ‘You must be the only per­son in Jerusalem that doesn’t know what has hap­pened the past few days.’

Then they told them about how Je­sus had been cru­ci­fied, and buried, and that some women had gone to his tomb, but the tomb was empty.

‘We have heard that he is alive,’ they said, ‘but we have not seen him.’

‘Do you find it so dif­fi­cult to be­lieve what was writ­ten by the prophets in the Scrip­ture?’ Je­sus asked. ‘It was pre­dicted by the prophets that the Mes­siah would have to suf­fer all these things be­fore en­ter­ing his time of glory.’

Then Je­sus quoted pas­sages from the writ­ings of the prophets, ex­plain­ing what the Scriptures said about him­self. By this time, they had come to Em­maus and the dis­ci­ples in­vited Je­sus to stay with them since it was get­ting too late in the day to travel. So Je­sus stayed with them and when they sat down to eat, Je­sus took the bread and blessed it, broke it and gave it to them.

Sud­denly, their eyes were opened and they saw that it was Je­sus. Then, just as quickly as he had ap­peared to them, Je­sus dis­ap­peared. They were so happy and ex­cited to have seen Je­sus that they ran back to Jerusalem to tell the oth­ers that they had seen Je­sus.

Dear Lord, open our eyes, we want to see Je­sus as He walks with us!

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