SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Scripture: Luke 24:13-19
Luke 24:13-19 says, “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. And He said to them, ‘What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?’ Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, ‘Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?’ And He said to them, ‘What things?’ So they said to Him, ‘The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,…’” The resurrected Christ appeared on the road to Emmaus, but temporarily obscured His identity and hid himself so they did not know they were speaking to Him. He drew them out so they would reveal their expectations. It would have been a wonderful experience to be on the road to Emmaus where Jesus Himself was drawing out the disciples and learning what their expectations were for the resurrection. Let’s hope we do a better job than they did otherwise Jesus might not be overly impressed. Let’s pray for a better understanding of what the last days are going to look like!