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Week 38 Day 7
two people walking home
discussing a tragedy they had experienced
a stranger joins them on their journey
and asks the reason for their sadness
surprised by the question
amazed at the person not knowing
pouring out their story
strangers have a way of blessing us
and this one is no exception
hearing mysteries explained
pondering the words
listening to the clarity
not until they reach their destination
and invite the stranger to stay the night
was Christ revealed to them
their eyes were opened
their faith renewed
come Lord Jesus and show us
how to talk to strangers
because it might be You
that we are speaking to
that we are learning from
that we are inviting into our lives
come Lord Jesus and break the bread again
PROCESSING JESUS' DEATH
These two walkers are in for a full-of-life surprise.
13Two were traveling to a village called Emmaus, which
was seven miles from Jerusalem. 14They talked together of all
the things which had happened. 15While they conversed and
reasoned, Jesus drew near and went with them. 16But their
eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that
you have with one another as you walk and are sad?" 18One
named Cleopas answered him, "Are You the only stranger in
Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened
there?" 19And He said to them, "What things?"
So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus, who was a
Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20and how our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death,
and crucified Him. 21But we were hoping He was going to
redeem Israel. Besides all this, today is the third day 22and
some women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early,
astonished us. 23When they did not find His body, they came
saying they had seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
24Certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and
found it just as the women said; but Him they did not see."
25Then He said, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe
all that the prophets have spoken! 26Ought not the Christ to
have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?" 27And
beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them
in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28Then they drew near to the village where they were going,
and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29But they
constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for the day is far
spent." And He went in to stay with them.
30He sat at the table with them, and took bread, blessed and
broke it, and gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened
and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32They said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within
us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened
the Scriptures to us?" 33So they rose up that very hour and
returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who
were with them gathered together, 34saying, "The Lord is
risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" 35They told
about the things that had happened on the road, and how
He was known to them in the breaking of bread. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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