Updated: May 16
HOPE TO COPE DEVOTION
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
By: Donna Selma Lind
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they didn’t recognize Him.
“Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?" ~ Luke 24:15, 16, 32
ALTHOUGH THE DISCIPLES KNEW WHO JESUS WAS, THEY DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM.
They witnessed all the miracles. They sat at his feet and heard his teachings, they saw Him turn water into wine, make blind eyes see, cause deaf ears to hear, command the storms to stop, heal the sick and raise the dead.
They watched him hang on a cross and die for their sins, AND YET, they didn’t recognize Jesus as He walked with them on the road to Emmaus.
HOW MANY OF US KNOW ABOUT JESUS, BUT WE DON’T REALLY KNOW HIM?
We wear a cross and a t-shirt, we go to church, we have the bumper sticker and the hat, we speak the Christian talk, quote scriptures, YET WE DON’T REALLY KNOW JESUS!
TO KNOW HIM WE MUST HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
Charles Spurgeon once said, “It is not enough to know about Christ, it is in knowing CHRIST HIMSELF that alone saves the soul.”
It was only as the disciples took time to break bread and share their hearts with the Lord, that He revealed himself and the meaning of the scriptures to them.
They had an ENCOUNTER, with the risen Savior that caused their Hearts to Burn with a passion and zeal that moved them to share the Good News everywhere they went.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS TODAY?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM?
BE REAL, BECAUSE JESUS KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.
WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO FAKE OUR RELATIONSHIP ON THE OUTSIDE,
BUT GOD LOOKS INSIDE OUR HEARTS.
DO YOU HAVE A FIRE BURNING IN YOUR HEART TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS THAT JESUS IS THE RISEN SAVIOR?
WE CAN ALL DO BETTER IN GETTING TO KNOW JESUS, DO YOU WANT TO?
“I want to know Christ- yes, to know the power of his resurrection.” ~ Philippians 3:10
We want to know you more. We want to recognize you in every part of our lives. Please start a fire in our hearts and let us burn with a passion to understand your scriptures and to share the Good News everywhere we go. In Jesus name. Amen.
NO JESUS NO PEACE.
KNOW JESUS KNOW PEACE.
With JESUS there is always HOPE TO COPE,
Donna Lind 💗