Excitement! The Lord Jesus is Risen!
Two men, two excited men! They had been joined by one they did not recognize as they walked to Emmaus. That man had explained to them God’s words of prophecy concerning Messiah – how He had to suffer and to enter His glory. They had invited Him to stay and eat the evening meal. He accepted their invitation and as He blessed the bread their eyes were opened, they recognized the Risen Jesus. And He disappeared from their sight.
Wow! Jesus, right there with them. Jesus, explaining prophecy from the books of Moses and all the prophets…to them!
(NASB) Luke 24:32-35 “They said to one another, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?’
33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them,
34 saying, ‘The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.’
35 They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.”
Excitement! Peace within! Joy!
How have you experienced the Risen Lord Jesus? When anyone receives Him into his/her life, there is a changed attitude, a changed outlook, a changed way of thinking and acting.
You may not have experienced the excitement…but the peace? God’s peace is given deep within our minds, our emotions, our wills.
The Lord Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed!