The Eye-Opening Christ
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; Luke 24:15
Following the crucifixion, Cleopas and his companion were on the road that led home to Emmaus. That’s when ‘Jesus himself came up and walked along with them.’ Their hopes lay buried in a tomb; their faith had turned to doubt. So what did Jesus do? He held a Bible study!
‘Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself’ (v. 27). Jesus knows that when you’re walking the road of doubt, you need to get into His Word and get it into you. When you do, three things happen:
1) Your eyes will be opened. ‘Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him’ (v. 31). There are things you will only see when God reveals them to you through His Word. That’s why Bible reading must be one of your highest priorities.
2) Your heart will burn. ‘They said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us?”’ (v. 32). When you put God’s Word to work and begin to walk out its precepts, it will energize you and change your life.
3) You’ll want to tell everybody. ‘They rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord is risen indeed”’ (vv. 33-34).
You say, ‘But I’m timid, and not very good with words.’ When you truly fall in love, you’ll find a way to express it. So today look for an opportunity to tell someone what Jesus has done for you.
Heavenly Father, help me share with others, in words and actions, the hope I have in You and what You have done for me! In Jesus’ Name, Amen