Jesus Himself drew near and went with them…

… That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 

 

While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

 

And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?”

 

And they stood still, looking sad.

 

Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

 

And he said to them, “What things?”

 

And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.  But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 

 

Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even 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 as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 

 

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

 

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 

 

When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.  They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem.

 

And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

 

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them,

“Peace to you!”

Luke 24:13-36

Lord Jesus Christ, we praise and celebrate You!  You are the Messiah, King of kings and Lord of lords.  How You suffered, died and on the third day arose from the grave!  You are the Victorious One.  You and You alone are Worthy of all praise, glory, honor and thanksgiving.

Mighty Savior, ever humble, gentle and kind, You Yourself still draw near and go with us as we journey.  Thank You.  Oh Lord, abide with me, abide with us.  Abide with our dear ones.  May we live with hearts humbly yielded to You, led into Your presence, ever walking and keeping in step with You. Love You forever…

Happy Easter!

He is RISEN!

He is RISEN indeed.

 

 

  5 comments for “Jesus Himself drew near and went with them…

  1. Alison Dillemuth
    April 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This is beautiful Carmen, All GLORY be to GOD!

    • April 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Amen! Happy Easter, friend!

  2. Your biggest fan
    April 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Very, very appropriate!! Thanks for sharing these well thought out blogs! I enjoy reading them. Your the best!!

    • April 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

      xie xie laoban! wo ai ni.:)

  3. Jan Shafer
    May 15, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Just reading this now. Have always loved this passage, and used to sing a solo based on this… titled “I Can See”. Powerful!
    Jan

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