Wednesday April 19
Bible Reading: Luke 24: 13 - 35
Topic: He Walks With Us
Towards the evening, two disciples left Jerusalem for Emmaus, still downcast over Jesus crucifixion, unable to believe the glorious news of His resurrection brought by the women early in the morning.
As they journeyed and discussed, Jesus joined them, but they failed to recognize Him.
Have you ever been so downcast that you failed to recognize the presence of God in your circumstances? God is always present with us in the midst of all the ups and downs of life. Sometimes it is through an inner presence, a sense of companionship deep within our soul that assures us we are not alone or through others who listen to and encourage us.
Those two men were so moved by what they heard that they invited Him in (v. 29).
Jesus never barges into our lives. He always leaves room for us to respond and invite Him.
When they eventually recognized Jesus at the table, He vanished.
We can go long distances unaware of the presence of God, but once we do, we are changed like Cleopas and his friend who went from being downcast disciples to joyful witnesses once they encountered the Living Christ.
We too experience the same transformation when we encounter the Living Christ
Father, may I encounter You in a special way today, Amen
Memory verse: Luke 24: 32
"And they said one to another, did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?"
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)