On the day of the resurrection, word spread quickly that the tomb was empty and Jesus either rose from the dead or someone stole His body. Later in the day, two dudes left Jerusalem and headed toward a town called Emmaus. They were discussing all the unexpected and unexplained events that had happened over this Passover celebration. Jesus suddenly appeared and began to walk with them down the road (but they didn’t know it was Him). He began to speak into their confusion and reveal truth from the word of God. Luke writes, “Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining what all the Scriptures said about himself.”

Later, when they had supper, it suddenly became apparent to these two dudes that this person was Jesus, and He really was alive! Here was their response, “And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

Do you realize that’s what Jesus wants to do for you? Wait, what does that mean? Truth got opened up to them so that they understood the words from Moses and the prophets really pointed to Jesus as Messiah and King. Truth sets us free and brings us out of a fog so we see clearly,  and it’s like our hearts are on fire. Faith in Jesus becomes secure!

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