Friday, April 25, 2014
Stay with us, Lord
Although the disciples would say that their hearts were burning within them while they walked with Jesus, they do not recognize Him until He breaks bread with them that Easter Sunday evening. Actually, Jesus had acted as if He would continue on when they reached Emmaus. They begged Him: "Stay with us, Lord, for the day is for spent." They invite Him to share their simple Sunday night supper. While they were at table, Jesus took the bread and blessed it and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, but Jesus disappears. The two disciples are filled with joy and new energy and rush back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples that Jesus is truly risen and they have seen Him
I love this scene and think it is a great prayer to just say to Jesus, "Stay with me." He is always present but waits to be invited, I think, to make His presence known in a very real way.