Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
Luke 24:13-16 (NKJV)
I love this passage, recorded by Luke, of Jesus appearing to two of His disciples on a road just outside Jerusalem. Despondent over the Crucifixion and devoid of hope, Jesus appears and walks with them and opens their hearts to understand who He truly is. When the disciples realize to whom they were speaking, the truth caused them to proclaim, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
The road to Emmaus is a road with many different stages. There is despair, frustration, fear, and sadness. And as all of us tread this path, there is no hope unless we realize that Jesus walks alongside, comforting, explaining, and reassuring. And each time we walk the road, it will lead to a rediscovery of who Jesus is. At the end of this road is always hope and joy.
I thank my Lord and my God, Jesus Christ, for saving me. His infinite grace and mercy is available to all who believe in Him and call upon His name. We all walk the road to Emmaus, but only by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, will the road lead to salvation. Jesus understands this road and strengthens us with His Word.
In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 (NKJV)
Love and trust the Lord!
Blessings with Aloha!