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The Emmaus Road story (recorded in Luke 24) is rich with possibilities for contemplation. Three aspects jump off the page at me. Each one speaks into a real possibility for experiencing Jesus' presence in the here and now of our lives. Maybe you'd like to choose one of the following to reflect upon today.
#1 The two disciples were in conversation about the here and now things of their lives. The events of Easter weekend were keeping them busy, and Jesus jumped right in there with them as he joined them on the road. He listened to them, intently and very patiently, as he let them voice it all before he had his say.Application:
#2 Jesus taught them from the Scriptures, unfolding the mystery of all that Moses and the Prophets had said about himself (v 27). Wouldn't you have loved to have been in on that conversation? (Personally I wish Luke had given a little less press to the disciples' explanation of what had happened that weekend and a little more to that of Jesus.)Application:
#3 The disciples were blind to the reality of Jesus' identity until he broke the bread for them. Once revealed, Jesus disappeared from their sight, and they were left in awe as they scrambled to respond to the revelation.Application:
If this connects with you, check out On the Emmaus Road, Elizabeth's sermon on this passage.