I was reading through chapter twenty-four of the book of Luke.
The chapter that shares the resurrection.
This is what happened.
It's say 'two of them' (believers) were traveling to a village called Emmaus and while they were walking they were talking about all that had happened (Christ death and the empty tomb). Then all of a sudden Jesus was walking with them!
They did not recognize him though.
He said to them,
"What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?"
One of them answered,
"Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?"
A little cheeky of them I'd say. : )
They then explained to Jesus (still not knowing who He was) all that had happened.
Then Jesus said something that really shook me. He said,
"O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"
How often are we fools with a slow of heart to believe?
Jesus does not want us to doubt, but to believe.
Because when we do, we will see Him.
And He longs for us to see Him, because then we will know Him!
Then it continues with this verse,
"And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."
How amazing! To literally walk with the Son of God, Him teaching about Himself and showing who He is through the Old Testament Scriptures!
Jesus may not be here in the flesh, but His Holy Spirit is in those who believe, and through His Spirit He teaches us about Himself throughout all Scripture.
Their eyes were finally opened and they realized it was Jesus and they said,
"Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"
They then went to the eleven disciples and proclaimed,
"The Lord is risen indeed!"
May you all have a blessed Easter and rejoice that the Savior is risen!