Powered by 4 - April 3, 2012

 

Patient, Compassionate Savior

today's reading.
Luke 24:13-35    That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem...

the blog.
As I read for the umpteenth time today the road to Emmaus passage, I asked the Lord to show me something I hadn't keyed in on before. So what happened? My focus went right to Jesus and how He reacted and responded to the sad and confused Cleopas and companion. The first thing I noticed was how patient Jesus was. He was also gracious and compassionate in the way He dealt with them. But the biggie for me was Jesus' attitude of "let me help you understand." Did you notice how much time Jesus spent explaining and walking these two through many things? I find that comforting and encouraging because what does that say about His love for, and desire to do the same, with us? 

One other thing stood out to me was how Jesus gave us an excellent example to follow today. Like Him, we should be willing and taking advantage of opportunities to help others grow in their relationship with God. So the next time you're with a brother or sister in Christ who doesn't fully understand a scripture that you do understand, talk with them about it. Help them understand and grow. 

So what did you learn about Jesus from this passage? How did the account of the walk on the road to Emmaus encourage you today? Tami W.

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