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.