Hope in His Power: The Risen Christ
Luke 24:28-32 (NKJV)
28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them. 30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. 32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
Do you put your hope in the Risen Christ? Jesus went to the cross for all who will believe. I love here in Luke how it describes how Cleopas and another disciple describe their encounter with Jesus. They had met Him on the road after He had risen and they did not recognize Him, yet they invited Him to stay. The first beauty is they invited Him. He makes a difference in us when we invite Him into our hearts and ask for His forgiveness. His love is there for us and we need to desire His love for us.
We see that as He broke bread with them, and their eyes were opened. They knew Him before and now knew that it was Jesus with them. When we accept Him, we can see all that He has for us and wants to show us.
Lastly, He talked with them and spent time in His Scriptures with them and their hearts burned. Do you spend time with Him and have that burning desire? You need to because He has so much love to pour into to you. So, take the time to spend with Him in reading your Bible and praying and see all that He has for you in your journey.
Help me to have the desire to spend time with Jesus. To have that burning desire and recognize Your love for us. As I walk with You daily Jesus help me to see all that You have for me and that in all I do You get all the Glory.
In Your Precious Name I pray Jesus, Amen.