Luke 24:13 “Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.”
My Bible notes this morning took me to the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were walking the seven miles late in the day and inevitably the duo were expressing their doubts, fears, grief and sadness, regurgitating their thoughts about the momentous events that had shattered the band of Jesus’s followers, as they tried to make sense of all that had happened. But then today’s text leapt out of the page to me – THEY WERE GOING THE WRONG WAY. It was later in Acts 1 that Jesus instructed His disciples not to leave Jerusalem, but in the days following His resurrection, the disciples didn’t know what to do. But Jesus sought out His two followers on the Emmaus road and lovingly turned their despair into joy, providing answers to all their questions, and their hearts “burned within them” with His exposition of the Scriptures. And they promptly headed back to Jerusalem. But the thought occurred to me that there have been times in my life when I have gone the wrong way, heading over the hill to an Emmaus away from the Lord’s presence. And through His grace and mercy, He has lovingly sought me out and restored me back to His presence. He is still in the restoration business today. What a wonderful Saviour!