Thursday, April 28, 2011

Can You Relate?

"They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread." 
Luke 24:35

While Jesus walked with the two men on the road to Emmaus, they did not recognize Him. Later, after they invited Him to stay with them and they were reclining at a table, Jesus took bread, blessed it and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him. Don't you wonder what it was about the breaking of the bread that caused them to recognize the Lord? Was it His authority in asking the blessing and giving them the bread to eat? Was that something they had seen Him do before? Or did they see His nail-scarred hands and realize then that this was the Savior? Whatever the reason, their hearts were on fire for Him (Luke 24:32). He had opened the scriptures to them, He had blessed their meal, and had graced them with His presence. Their response was to return to Jerusalem post-haste and tell others about Jesus. Studying scripture  and spending time with the Lord should give us a yearning in our hearts to relate what we have learned to others.

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