A Trustworthy Anchor
Our hearts felt strangely warm….
I read today the story–that’s true–about a couple of disciples walking the road to the village Emmaus. Jesus was walking with them and they didn’t recognize him because they knew he’d been crucified and they thought he was still dead in the tomb. As they walked and talked, Jesus reminded them of what Moses and the prophets said about him. After they arrived home, they invited Jesus to eat with them. When Jesus blessed the food, they recognized him. Then he disappeared. They talked among themselves and reviewed their conversation they’d had on the road and said, “Didn’t our hearts feel strangely warm as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”
Their attitude totally changed.
After his appearance, their attitude totally changed. Their hope was renewed. They understood. I love reading that passage where they talk together after Jesus left their presence and they said “Didn’t our hearts feel strangely warm as he talked with us?”
Sometimes I didn’t think I could go on.
There have been times when I didn’t know if I could go on. I was sad and missed the loved one who died. I wanted them back! Or I was in a situation where I didn’t think I could go on–it was just too hard.
Keep your hope in God.
You might feel like I’ve felt sometimes. Ready to give up. Not wanting to go on. So sad and the day seems like it will never end. What is your hope for today? Keep your hope in God.