On the Road to Seeing Jesus
Topic: The Gospel of Luke Passage: Luke 24:13–24:35
An Eyewitness Account of the Resurrection of Jesus
Luke records for us an eyewitness encounter of the resurrection as Jesus meets two of his larger group of disciples as they journeyed Easter Sunday to a nearby village called Emmaus.
Though they were kept from recognizing him for the moment, they spoke about the things that had happened to Jesus over the last few days.
The news was not good news, however, without the resurrection of Jesus.
So Jesus told them about how the Old Testament Scriptures spoke of the necessity of Christ suffering and then passing into glory.
When they arrived at Emmaus, Jesus stayed with them, and when he shared a meal with them, their eyes were opened and they recognized the resurrected Jesus.
Then they hurried back to Jerusalem to find the other disciples and tell them that Jesus is risen indeed.
This is a significant piece of information that Luke presents to us that helps us understand not only who Jesus is, but also gives us a sure foundation to place our trust in him.
As CS Lewis said, "You are no longer faced with an argument that demands your assent, but with a Person who demands your confidence."