thoughts from Emmaus….

Then he said to them, “So thick-headed! So slow-hearted! 
Why can’t you simply believe all that the prophets said? 
Don’t you see that these things had to happen, that the Messiah 
had to suffer and only then enter into his glory?” Then he started at the beginning, with the Books of Moses, and went on through all the Prophets, pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to him.
Luke 24:25-27

I’ve read the account of the followers of Jesus on the road to Emmaus many times.  I thought I knew it… I really did.  Until yesterday.

Yesterday, Resurrection Sunday 2012, I realized that I could have easily been one of those travelers… we think along similar lines… we doubt.

On the very same day that Jesus defied death FOREVER and rose again, 
those followers of Him doubted…
we thought He was the One…

On the very same day that Peter saw the empty tomb, 
those followers of Him doubted…
it’s been three days…

On the very same day that Jesus revealed Himself 
and His risen body to Mary in the garden, 
those followers of HIM doubted…
not our Jesus…

So often… I doubt.

On the very same day that a miracle happens,
I doubt…
it’s just a coincidence…

On the very same day that I see something empty,
I doubt..
but I’ve prayed for 3 days.. or 5 days… or forever…

On the very same day that He shows Himself to me…
I doubt…
it couldn’t be Him

Yesterday… on the very same day we celebrate a risen King… I doubted and then I heard Him…

So thick-headed
so slow-hearted!

I don’t want to be like those followers of Him who walked to Emmaus in doubt and disbelief… I want to be like the women at the tomb who ran and told everyone HE IS RISEN!

Counting gifts again with the gratitude community at Ann’s because one of the best ways to announce HE IS RISEN is to shout all the ways He shows Himself to me and to list all the ways He blesses…in gratitude there is no room for doubt.


… for the privilege to serve a risen King!
… for the freedom to worship 
… for the privilege to honor and celebrate Resurrection Sunday
… for early mornings and remembering the women who ran to the tomb

… for sunrises services
… and church brunches
… for worship
… and laughter with a church family

… for a friend filled week
… and friends who traveled to be with us
… for conversations that pick up where you leave off
… for great cousin time

… for sunrises
… and sunsets
… and friends who for a campfire that ends a great spring break

… for the opportunity to tell my story again
… for the Author who pens a story that brings Him glory

… for modern medicine
… for a long-time doctor who understands
… for another antibiotic

… for a Savior who reaches down in the middle of a church service to speak directly to this  slow-hearted, thick-headed follower.

Categories 1000 Gifts, faith, grace, gratitude, mercy

3 thoughts on “thoughts from Emmaus….

  1. Yes. I want to be that woman, too. I want every day in my life, every action to scream, "He is risen!"

  2. I agree that we are very much like his followers. Sometimes we think we know the intent of God, that we know what things mean and why they happen. I have done that in my life, thinking things are going to go this way, but then they don't and I wonder where was God's hand. Silly me.

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