29 July

Luke 24:25–27

Reflection

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

 

The gospel of Luke records a journey that Jesus took on the first day of His resurrection from death. Two of Jesus' disciples were travelling to Emmaus when they encountered Him, but they didn't recognise Jesus. He walked with them, and they shared with Him all that had happened to Jesus and the disappearance of His body on the third day of His death. Then Jesus began to explain the Scriptures to them.

 

This journey to Emmaus is of great importance for Jesus’ followers, as it symbolises hope and an assurance of eternal life for those committed to Him. This journey also demonstrates that Jesus is our travel companion on our Christian journey, and we can depend on Him to help and guide us to make wise decisions.

Who could ask for more?

Dear Jesus, in Your death the Glory of God was revealed and shone out into a dark world. Now in the light of Your cross, there is assurance that something better lies ahead.

 

Journey with me Lord Jesus and shed Your light upon my path. Keep me from stumbling in the shadows that linger along the way, and steer me around the temptations that lie in wait to trip me up. Praise You Jesus, AMEN

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