During the forty days after He suffered (His Passion) and died, He appeared to the apostles from time to time, and He proved to them in many ways (many infallible truths) that He was actually alive. And He talked to them about the Kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3)
Along The Road To Emmaus
When He broke bread, gave thanks, and gave to them…
Along The Road to Emmaus
How our hearts did burn within
Traveling along Emmaus road
Who is the visitor among us
How had He not been told
He didn’t seem to have a clue
About the story we shared
As if He had mere questions
Along the road we compared
All that had just happened
Was it factual and true
Continuing down Emmaus road
This Stranger in the company of two
We told all that Jesus had done
How He did preach, and teach, and heal
Powerful in word and deed
The kingdom of God, He said is near
The tomb had been found empty
The women did go and tell
Peter, John, and the others
Saw that it was vacant as well
Then He made this statement
Oh slow to see and learn
The prophets spoke these very events
Look into the scriptures and turn
He explained to us the prophecies
About Messiahs destiny
How He must suffer many things
Then enter into His glory
Sitting down to eat
He continued on to teach
The words He spoke did penetrate
Deep into our spirits did reach
Breaking bread our eyes were opened
To all He said and knew
Who was this Stranger among us, now gone
Jesus Christ that’s who
So today while you’re walking
Just going about your day
Pay close attention to the signs
That surround you along the way
He will make you come alive
To all He said He’ll do
And your heart will burn within
As He talks and converses with you
The Cross wasn’t just for show
It IS a world changing event
LOVE’S greatest transfer, opens hearts and eyes
When to His will we relent.
Poem written by laurette laster copyright © 2018 March
What would it have been like to have been there? Would I have been different? Would you have been different? How would you have responded? Would I have wondered about the Stranger? Would I have attempted to catch Him up, to explain to Him what had happened? Would I have said, “are You the only who doesn’t know about what had happened?” What would you have said?
Yes, I’m sure of it. How in their excitement, amazement, wonderment, the whirlwind of emotions, they were trying to wrap their mind around all the events that had transpired. Can we for a brief moment stop and imagine and experience the raw power of this encounter. Can we see ourselves with them? In the questions, heated debates, those who tried to explain it, the emotions flowing through their minds and even their heart, they were not sure what they thought or believed. Is it true? Did He rise? Did someone steal the body? I know what He said; we know He was a prophet, but we didn’t see Jesus…Did He really mean He would rise? Is it safe to believe what He said.
and at that moment they found themselves in the midst of a divine encounter and completely unaware.
Luke 24:13-35 NIV
On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem.
14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
20 The chief priests and our rulershanded him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.
22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”
27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther.
29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.
30 When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 They asked each other “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”
35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette