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PostSubject: Eye Opening   Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:39 am

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” he asked. About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.” He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:13-32

I just love how this downcast pair on the road to Emmaus just didn't get it. They are in total confusion about what has happened, so it feels comedic when Jesus Himself asks them, "What things?" Not until He reveals Himself to them do they recognize Him. The Bible has numerous places where someone's eyes were suddenly opened. It's as though the mysteries and the truth of God are hiding in plain sight, but they needed God to show them where they were. Isn't that how it is for most of us?

My niece had her eyes tested by a doctor. when she turned 3 years old. The doctor held up a pixelated picture of a butterfly and noted that if you are color blind, you won't see the butterfly even though it's right in front of you. There are many who encountered Jesus and saw nothing. There still are many who read Scripture and see nothing. It takes the power of God and His Spirit to make the Gospel show up for us and make it clear.

Insight: May God open your eyes to show you where He is hiding in plain sight, so that your heart too, might burn within you.

Prayer: Open my eyes, Lord. I want to see Jesus. To reach out and touch Him and say that I love Him...In Jesus' Name Amen.

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