Day 279 –
We’re all on a journey to eternity.
Luke 24:12-16 “But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.”
At some point in life we all find ourselves on the road to Emmaus, the road of belief and disbelief. This part of the journey defines the final direction and path in which we are to go. It’s a long road if we travel it alone, but when we travel with other believers, time can truly seem to fly by.
The same goes for running. By choice and true enjoyment I run. Running alone can be soothing and freeing, but if I get tired or bored there is a huge chance I will stop, change direction, or turn off the path without anyone ever knowing. Yet, when I run with a friend, time seems to pass more quickly, making it harder to stop or turn because we encourage one another along.
On the journey to Emmaus, two disciples found themselves in a predicament of questioning their faith, trying to decide what was true. Out of no where a man walks up to them (the resurrected Jesus), and starts questioning the men, asking for explanations. Then He begins to explain to them the Word of God.
Luke 24:25-27 “And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”
As Jesus spoke to the men, their heart burned inside not realizing it was Him, but as Jesus broke the bread and gave thanks, immediately, they recognized Him and their faith was restored.
At some point on the Journey, we will all find ourselves in the position of questioning our beliefs or non-beliefs.
Like running, if we do it alone, the likelihood of growing our faith or even just believing in Jesus, May be much more difficult. Yet, if we walk the road with other believers and open His Word and pray to hear from Him, our heart too will stir and our faith grow even stronger.
Where are you on the Journey? Do you need some encouragement? Look for those whose faith is strong and walk with them.