Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Road to Emmaus
After the Resurrection of Jesus, there walked two disciples together along a road to a small town called Emmaus, "...and they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him." Luke 24:14-16 Jesus inquired of what they were discussing, "What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?" said He. They, thinking he must be a stranger, explained the coming of one of Nazareth who was "mighty in word and deed". I can almost feel the exasperation of the two men as they told of His death and their utter confusion at the announcement that He was no longer in the tomb.
Jesus expounds the scriptures to them, but it is not until he breaks the bread for them that their eyes are finally open and they see Him for who he truly is. We find ourselves in this same situation daily. The Savior of Mankind is there walking with us, but we often do not have eyes to see Him. We get too caught up in our own wisdom or our own understanding that we ignore the Spirit that is emenating from Him.
May we keep ourselves in a place spiritually and physically that if Jesus came to give us direction(whether in the Holy Spirit or through one of His servants it is the same) we would recognize Him and follow His guidance.