Emmaus

“Now that same day two of them were going to a village
called Emmaus.”

So, here we are, on the very day that Jesus rose from the dead and two of His disciples are high-tailing it out of town. Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. This morning some of the women report that the tomb is empty and these guys just don’t believe it. They don’t believe the stories told by the women of Jesus’ resurrection – maybe because it was hearsay and not their own personal experience.

Where is the big event they had expected? Why didn’t Jesus come out and take over as the mighty King? Their world has been turned upside down and maybe they fear what could happen to them now. Perhaps they are walking away from a place of pain and loss. They’re confused and disappointed; and they have lost their faith. The problem is that they expected the wrong things from the Messiah.

For these two disciples, doubt is leading them away from Jesus and his promises. Fortunately, Jesus goes after them to calm their doubt and bring them back.

As we take this journey together, I pray that we will all find out where doubt leads each one of us.

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