Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
Each year on Easter Sunday, we remember, hear, and celebrate some life changing news! Jesus Christ is Risen! It is a day filled with joy and excitement. We are invited to go out and share this Good News just like the women did when they found the empty tomb. But, the Good News is not old news. Just because it's two days after Easter, don't forget that the resurrection story continues on.
Because after Easter morning, new life continued to move through villages, through rooms that had been filled with grief, through homes where windows were thrown open to ask, "Did we really hear this amazing news?" Because just after Easter morning, two friends of Jesus were just beginning to understand what it would mean to truly follow Jesus Christ. They were learning what it would mean to love God in a new way. On their way to Emmaus, these two men comforted themselves and worked their way through an unbelievable turn of events by talking to each other about everything that had happened.
I would invite you to take a moment today to tell yourself the Easter story again. Tell yourself how it happened. Remind yourself that your life has been changed. Because you, like the two disciples, have been joined by Jesus.
Prayer for Today
Loving God, make way in my busy moments for me to remember the story. Give me the words to fill my heart and mind with the wonder of your son, Jesus Christ. Help me open my path today to make way for Jesus. Let my life be interrupted by his presence. In Christ's Name, Amen.