Walking in the presence of God, then and now

Consider this scene between the risen Jesus and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus:

“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)

After that they ran back to Jerusalem to share the good news.

There are passages in the Bible which describe not only what happened (past tense), but what happens (present tense). I think this is one of them.

When we open the Scriptures, talk with Jesus, break bread (what we commonly call Communion), give thanks, and share the good news about the risen Jesus with others (in word and deed), we too experience the power and presence of God in our lives.

Take a second and read back over that list. Do you make a habit of drawing close to the author of life?

We may not see Jesus with our eyes, but we can experience him in our lives. 

What happened then continues to happen now.


Notes:

–Today’s devotional is connected to my latest sermon which is based on Luke 24:13-35 and is called Paradise is a Person. Click here to watch or listen.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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