Luke 24:13-34 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem...
So often when we get to the account on the road to Emmaus, our focus goes to the two walking. So today I decided to focus on Jesus and see what I could learn from His words and actions. Now I have to be honest, nothing jumped off the page at me the first time I read through this passage. So I read it again, only this time much slower. I actually paused after a good number of the verses to do some analyzing and considering. That made a big difference. I'm glad I took that time because what I noticed was how Jesus knew Scripture and was ready and prepared to talk with anyone about God. What an example for us.
Jesus' actions revealed to me that I need to be alert and looking for opportunities to talk with others about God, Jesus and Scripture, particularly other Christians--encouraging them, helping them grow, maybe even moving into a mentor role with someone. It's pretty cool when you think about it--Christians helping, supporting and encouraging each other to grow closer to Christ.
So how does this passage reinforce the importance of being in and knowing God's Word? What opportunities do you have (children, family members, friends) to help someone else grow closer to Christ? Tami W.
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