One comment on “April 21st – Luke 24:13-24

  1. Luke 24: 13-24 Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

    There were two sets of witnesses at the tomb, the woman plus the disciples Peter and John.

    The woman’s testimony said they had seen Angels. (v4)
    (v 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

    So why would the two on the road be any different!

    Them there was Peter and John.

    v12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.)

    They had spent three years with Jesus, did they believe HE was alive?

    The disciples Peter and John marvelled at the grave cloths, but still hid them selfs in a locked room with the others, were they all celebrating, saying HE has risen?
    We don’t know how long Cleopas and his companion had been believers as they were not one of the twelve, but they did know how and were to find them all when they rushed back to Jerusalem.

    At this point it seems only Mary truly believed Jesus was alive, (please correct me if I am wrong) John 20: 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

    The journey we take, when we follow Jesus is about trusting in things we have not seen, but also trusting in the Truth we do see, Gods Word, the blessing of The Holy Spirit when we fellowship with each other, the miracles of answered prayer.
    Jesus wanted to know from Cleopas and his companion what He wants to know from us today: can we believe without seeing with our own eyes? We can believe and must believe based on the reliable eyewitness testimony of other people (David Guzik)

    If we are walking and talking about Jesus, he will be there with us, so let’s do as Dave is telling us, walk and talk to those who have heard but did not believe and pray that there eyes will be opened.

    “When two saints are talking together, Jesus is very likely to come and make the third one in the company. Talk of him, and you will soon talk with him.” (Spurgeon)

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