"Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him." (Luke 24:13-16, NRSV)
The news has had stories of some people who have been blind for a long
time. Then through medical technology they could see. They could see
items but their brain could not process all they saw, so at times they
could see without really seeing.
The two men on the road to Emmaus saw Jesus but did not recognize Him.
These two had just gone through a huge ordeal with the crucifixion of
Jesus, their leader. They thought the whole thing was over. They
wondered if any of it was true, so they were going home.
When we go through hard times it is hard to see that Jesus is still with
us. We may be facing a terrible disease. It may be the loss of a
job. It may be the death of a loved one or good friend. During these
times we may think that Jesus is not with us. But we can be sure that
Jesus will always be there if we just turn to Him. As He said,
"...And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
(Matthew 28:20b, NRSV)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank You that Yu are always with us. Help us
to see that You are there even in the dark times and we have a hard time
seeing You. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
Thought: Let us look to Jesus and see Him at all times.
By Dean W. Masters
Owner of the Master's List.
Unedited redistribution approved