“And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?” (Luke 24:17)
If you have time right now, open your Bible to Luke 24:13. Read from there to the end of the chapter to get a full look at what happens when Jesus does a little explaining.
I am fascinated with the stories of the resurrection. I know it isn’t Easter time right now and most folks are looking forward to Fall and Christmas, but I just haven’t been able to get away from the resurrection this year. It is a moment of perfect, redeeming victory for all of us.
In the verses from 13-31, there is such a beautiful picture painted of what happens when we talk to the Lord and allow Him to answer. These two disciples have just left Jerusalem and are talking as they walked toward their village. I can picture them going back and forth wondering if everything that they had believed in concerning Christ was wrong. They didn’t know Jesus had come up alongside them and when he questions them about what they are talking about, they are more than happy to bounce all their thoughts off of Him. He listens without interrupting (I LOVE THAT). Jesus listens to us and all our crazy observations and feeling and disappointments when we talk to Him!
Of course, Jesus always instructs in the RIGHT way though. We should expect that of Him. Jesus calls these two disciples fools. This just makes me chuckle. I wonder if He rubbed his brow and shook His head as He said it? Did He stop his walking for a second in incredulity at their lack of discernment of the Scripture? I really wish I could have seen this exact moment.
Just after Jesus calls them fools, He doesn’t berate them but He does something that really stuck out to me. He went straight to the Word of God for His response to their account of recent days about the crucifixion and His own death. He starts at Moses and teaches a Bible lesson right then and there on their walk.
Looking at this account, it makes me realize that when I am in doubt about things in my life I can and SHOULD go to the Word for understanding. I can spend a whole lot of time chatting things over with a buddy or I can turn my attention to the Bible and allow It to truly help me.
Jesus does everything in perfection doesn’t He? Do you think there would have been a more perfect way to respond to His friends and followers than to point them to the Word? Then why don’t we follow His instruction as well and go to the Word too?!
You can read all the blogs and books you want, but nothing will ever help you as much as reading the Bible will. Read with understanding. Read prayerfully. Most importantly, READ.
Who is with you on your walk today? Are you considering the fact that Jesus is listening and waiting to tell you something? Are you more concerned with ruminating over the events of your lives than you are believing in what the Word has to say about them?
Jesus will listen to you today if you have to talk some things over. He may call you foolish for your unbelief, but don’t get your feelings hurt because He is about to teach you what you need to know and point you in the way you need to go.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,