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13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles 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 rulers handed 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!
Have you ever been disappointed to the point of emotional devastation w/someone or something?
If so – you can begin to understand how the followers of Jesus felt when he was crucified and buried.
Have you ever felt let down by God in relation to his promises and your life?
Has God’s plan ever left you asking big questions like the 2 men walking to Emmaus were asking…Why did this happen? What does it mean? Where do I go from here?
Do you find that you, like these 2 travelers, are too quick to abandon trust and hope in God when life doesn’t make sense?
Is Jesus perhaps present right now with you with life-giving words and a God sized solution?
Are you walking in salvation, a resurrected life?