APRIL 27, 2019
And they 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?”
Recommended Reading: Luke 24:13-35
Some of the best-known words in Christian hymnody were penned by John Newton in his poem, “Amazing Grace”: “I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.” Many Christians have expressed similar sentiments upon believing in Christ: “I finally saw Christ for who He really is.”
One wonders whether John Newton had in mind the experience of two followers of Jesus on the day of the Resurrection. The resurrected Christ joined them on the road to Emmaus, though they didn’t recognize Him. They expressed confusion over events in Jerusalem, how the leaders had put Jesus to death. So “beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27). As they broke bread together, “their eyes were opened and they knew Him” (verse 31).
Have your eyes been opened to the reality of who Jesus is? Don’t let this Easter season pass without encountering Jesus through faith in Him.
The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord, in every star Thy wisdom shines; but when our eyes behold Thy Word, we read Thy Name in fairer lines.