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Do you recognize Jesus walking with you?

Good morning, happy Wednesday and blessings.


The gospel for today from Luke 24:13-35 tells of Jesus meeting with the Emmaus disciples, and one question comes to my mind: Can't you guess who walks with me?


There were a variety of problems that plagued the lives of these Emmaus disciples. First, there was a lack of faith for Jesus charged them as being, "Slow of heart to believe" (v.25). Secondly, there was a lack of sight, because verse 17 says their eyes were "holden." They could not see it was Jesus who was walking with them. Thirdly, there was a lack of understanding (cp.v.20 and 27). They merely saw Jesus as a prophet but to deal with that mentality of the disciples, Christ expounds how Moses and the prophets spoke of him (v.27). What a Bible class they experienced that day!


But somehow, they were privileged. Jesus had many others to which He could have appeared, but he chose to meet with the Emmaus road disciples. Notice Christ walked with them (v.15). You are a very blessed person when Christ walks with you. Then, Christ warmed them (v.32). They described what they felt in their heart when Jesus walked with them as a burning (cp. Jer. ‪23:29‬ and Luke 24:32). Also, Christ worked with them. In spite of their ignorance and foolish thinking (v.25), Christ patiently and methodically instructed (v.27).


What was the result of all this? Verses 34 and 35 tell us they had something to proclaim after the post resurrection meeting, they had with Jesus. First, they proclaimed a risen Christ (v.34). He had risen "indeed"- which suggests the certain reality of His rising. Secondly, they proclaimed a remembering Christ. Jesus remembered Peter even though he denied Him (v.34). Lastly, they proclaimed a revealed Christ (v.35). They told how Jesus was known of them as bread was broken.


I have no doubt, they may have reflected and said, "Jesus walked with me" but we can say, "Jesus walks with me (present tense), and talks with me, and tells me I am His own."




Fr. Luis+

Date news: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 19:00

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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