Abide Together: Reflections on Luke 24
In Luke 24, the women who had come with Jesus out of Galilee went to the tomb and found it empty, they were told by angels that Jesus had risen, Jesus walks with 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus and explains how all Scripture point to Him, Jesus appears to the disciples again and then ascends to heaven. There are 3 verses in this chapter that stand out to me this morning. When Jesus is speaking to the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus (they are kept from recognizing Him) and it says of Jesus in verse 27, “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” The person and work of Jesus is central to the entire Bible. After Jesus had vanished from their sight the 2 disciples said in verse 32, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” O that my heart would always burn within me when reading the Scriptures that all point to Jesus. Then when Jesus appears to a group of the disciples in Jerusalem it says of Jesus in verse 45, “Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” Lord, please open my mind to understand the Scriptures that my heart would burn within me to Love You more.”
– Bryan McKenzie
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