Your own Emmaus moments!

THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 24:28-35
“Were not our hearts burning within us while he opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)
This is what I hope for, and look for, when I read the bible.
As I read, I pay attention to the thoughts that warm or stir my heart or mind.
If a line jumps out at me, I zoom in on that line and dwell on it.
In those moments, I believe that the Spirit of Jesus is speaking to me.
This also happens as I go through my day, in conversations or experiences.
Something in the news will catch my attention, will connect with me.
Or a scene in a movie will provoke tears, or anger… the Spirit is stirring.
I don’t always know why that verse, or experience, affects me the way it does.
But my assumption is that the Spirit of Jesus is trying to get my attention.
This requires active listening, paying attention and digging in.
I turn that thought or phrase around in my mind, and talk with then Lord about it.
I look behind that thought or phrase, I ruminate on on it from all angles.
In time something makes sense – sometimes very clear, something very subtle.
But like these disciples, in these times I feel like I’ve been with Jesus!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for the gift of the Emmaus moments, when my eyes are opened and I realize its You.

One Comment

  1. Where will I see Jesus this day?
    His followers then focused on the cross, His death and not His Word.
    I need to focus on His Word. How does it speak to me this day?
    And I need to focus on the supper – the breaking of the bread.
    Open eyes.
    Open ears.
    Open heart.
    Speaking His word in love.
    Living for Jesus.

    Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
    Open the eyes of my heart
    I want to see You, I want to see You
    Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
    Open the eyes of my heart
    I want to see You, I want to see You

    To see You high and lifted up
    Shinin’ in the light of Your glory
    Pour out Your power and love
    As we sing holy, holy, holy

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