they said to each other, "Weren’t our hearts ablaze within us while He was
talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?”—Luke 24:32
Jesus joins those who are earnestly seeking Him. Two men walked along the
road to Emmaus discussing the confusing events that had just occurred in
Jerusalem. They thought they had understood the happenings of their day, but the
death of Jesus had left them disoriented to God and His activity in their world.
They had hoped that Jesus was the Messiah, but His death had left them perplexed
and discouraged. They needed answers.
God reads the heart and knows the honest pursuit of His will by His children.
Jesus drew near to these men, walked with them, and opened their minds to what
the Scriptures said about Him and about the events of their day. As Jesus was
speaking, their hearts burned within them! As they listened to Jesus relate the
Scriptures to what they were experiencing, they knew in their hearts that they
were hearing God's truth. Their doubts vanished, excitement overcame them, and
they raced back to share the truth with their friends!
If you become bewildered by circumstances in your life, Jesus can reorient
you to Himself through the Scriptures just as He did for these two men. From
your human perspective, the situation may be confusing and discouraging. It
takes the presence of Christ to open your eyes to the truth of the Scriptures.
Have your circumstances confused you? You need Jesus to give you His
perspective. Once you've heard from Him, you'll be like these two men, excited
to join God in what He is doing around you and eager to include others in the
experience.—Experiencing God Day by Day