Take a bite of the Bible!
This week we look at:
Luke 24 13-33
On The Road to Emmaus
Two disciples were walking to Emmaus, they were joined by Jesus. They could not easily recognise him. Still upset and confused by the death of Jesus and learning that his Tomb was empty, he asks the disciples why they look so sad. Still not recognising Jesus, they explain the events of the previous 3 days.
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
The disciples invited Jesus to stay with them as the day was nearing an end. Jesus took the bread, broke it and began to feed them. Only then did they realise that the man travelling with them was Jesus. As quickly as their eyes were opened, Jesus disappeared.
I can’t help but wonder how the disciples felt suddenly realising that Jesus really had returned, but then watching him disappear again. I imagine they had so much they wanted to ask Jesus. Overcome by the sadness of losing Jesus and watching him suffer, these disciples had clearly overlooked the important messages that had been given to them about Jesus returning. Faith can grow weaker when we are faced with situations that we don’t like. However we must remember that God wants us to trust him completely with all our heart.
Try this at home:
- Talk about how you would use 1 day to spend with Jesus!
- I wonder why Jesus didn’t reveal his identity to his disciples? Discuss possible answers.
- Share a meal with friends. Feasting together like Jesus did with his disciples and showing hospitality like many did when Jesus came to visit.
- Make a Flip flop from card and write the words ‘Walk with Jesus’ on it. This reminds us of the story ‘The Road to Emmaus’.
There are also lot’s of colouring pages to find online!
I hope you enjoyed your bite. More next week!
God Bless, Emma – Family & Children’s Worker.