The Road to Emmaus

Road to EmmausAnd behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.  And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them.   But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.   And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?”  And they stood still, looking sad.  One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?”  And He said to them, “What things?”  And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.  But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel.  Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.  But also some women among us amazed us.  When they were at the tomb early in the morning, and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive.   Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.”   And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!  Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?”   Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther.   But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over.”  So He went in to stay with them.   When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished fromtheir sight.  They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”  And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.”  They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

 While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.”  But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.  And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?   See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”   And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.   While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”  They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before them.

 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”  Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,  and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance  for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.  And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.   While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.  And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising God.
Luke 24:13~53 NASB

2 comments for “The Road to Emmaus

  1. April 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Refreshing, reassuring and scripture with a strong blessing for the saved; the ones who are called by His name!

  2. April 9, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Beautiful scripture! I seem to never tire of reading The Word. It’s my connection to Him. I want my heart to always burn within me as I flip through the pages at study, meditate on it as I get up in the morning and all throughout the day, and cling closely to it in times of confusion or when life isn’t so nice to me! I prayed today that if that actual book was ever taken away from me in this life that my spirit would contain enough to never let go of His promises and know them like He wants me to know them, not just for me but for those around me too.

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