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 24:30-32
Sometimes we humans need a lot of help understanding! Sometimes we are easily confused, even when we DO have all the facts. Sometimes we are confused when we see and hear all the facts! It is no wonder that there are so many stories in the Bible that talk about humans being like sheep. Sheep are not very smart creatures.
In Luke 24, we are told that the disciples did not believe the group of women who came back from Jesus' tomb saying that the stone had been rolled away! The Eleven didn't believe that angels had told the women that Jesus had risen. Peter goes to the tomb and he sees the stone rolled away, and strips of linen lying in the tomb, but he goes away and wonders what has happened. Two disciples were walking along the road to Emmaus and discussing all that had happened when Jesus showed up!
This week we will continue our series, "Light Bulb Moments: When God Shows Up." Reverend Dr. Bruce E. Cochran, our Region Minister with American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky will share the message "Confusion to Clarity," in worship with us! In preparation for the message read Luke 24:13-35.