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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Do we recognize Jesus as He walks with us?

Two disciples were walking and discussing how disappointed they were with all that had happened in Jerusalem and how Jesus had been crucified. Jesus approached them on their way and asks them why they are so downcast. Then he shows them the Scriptures and how they were fulfilled. They reach Emmaus and Jesus seems to be going further but they invite him to stay with them as it is late. He sits down with them to a simple Sunday supper, takes bread and blesses it and gives it to them and they recognize him in the breaking of the bread. Then he disappears and they are aware of new energy to rush back the seven miles to Jerusalem to tell the others that they had seen Jesus and their hearts were burning in them as he spoke to them on the way and opened the Scriptures for them.

It is so like Jesus to seek out these two who were foolish and slow of heart to believe. He joins them to console them. And they do not recognize him until the breaking of the bread. We, too, often have Jesus walking with us and do not recognize him.

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