On the day of Jesus’ resurrection, two of his disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus. They were discussing the events that had taken place in Jerusalem over the past three days.
Suddenly, a stranger joined them on their journey. This stranger was none other than Jesus himself, but they did not recognize him.
The Conversation Between Jesus and the Disciples
As they walked together, Jesus asked them what they were discussing. One of the disciples, Cleopas, replied that they were talking about the things that had happened to Jesus of Nazareth. They told him about how he was a prophet who had performed many miracles and how they thought he was going to be the one to redeem Israel.
Jesus then rebuked them for their lack of faith and understanding. He said to them,
“How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” (Luke 24:25-26)
Jesus then began to teach them from the Scriptures about all that had been prophesied concerning himself. He explained how Moses and all the prophets had foretold of his death and resurrection.
Breaking Bread with Jesus
As they approached Emmaus, the disciples urged Jesus to stay with them for dinner. They sat down at a table together and Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them. Suddenly their eyes were opened and they recognized him as Jesus.
After this revelation, he disappeared from their sight.
The Lesson from Emmaus
The lesson from Emmaus is an important one for Christians today. It shows us that even though we may not always recognize God’s presence in our lives, he is always with us. It also teaches us that we need to have faith in God’s plan for our lives even when things seem uncertain or difficult.
The story of the road to Emmaus is a powerful reminder of God’s love and provision for us. We can take comfort in the fact that Jesus is always with us, even when we don’t recognize him. It also shows us that we need to trust in his plan for our lives and have faith that he will lead us where we need to go.