Luke 24:15New International Version (NIV)
15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
As I stand back the day after Easter, my heart is still full of knowing our Savior lives! Can you imagine on that day when Jesus left the tomb, that he went out and met with two of his followers.
Obviously in this writing the men had no idea it was him. It says in Luke 24:16 that God kept them from recognizing him. These were two simple followers of Christ, not disciples, yet Jesus met with them.
These men are telling Jesus all what happened to the man from Nazareth. They called him a prophet and mighty teacher. They had not realized that he was the Messiah and the Savior of the world.
Jesus took time for two ordinary men who were called followers. Aren’t you encouraged by that today? Jesus continues to send his voice into our lives through the Holy Spirit. He is no longer limited to certain places. The Spirit is everywhere.
I pray that our lives continue to be impacted by the Risen King! That he still calls on ordinary men. He walks and talks with us no matter what road we are on.
In verse 32, the men say to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road.” Let’s allow our hearts to burn for Jesus. In doing so, we will stay the course of life and be men on fire for God!
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