Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 19, 2019

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

Today’s devotion comes from Luke 24:13-35.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.  And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them.  But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.  And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?”

Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther.  But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over.”  So He went in to stay with them.  When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him;  and He vanished from their sight.  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?”  And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.”  They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.”  Luke 24:13-17 and 27-35.

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“… “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  John 12:21.

Today’s Scripture reveals three ways which help us to see (or recognize) Jesus.

First, the Scriptures help us to see Jesus.

“Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”  Verse 27.

Second, the Spirit helps us to see Jesus.

“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?”  Verse 32.

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;  for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.”  John 16:13-14.

Third, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (“the breaking of the bread”) helps us to see Jesus.

“They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.”  Verse 35.

“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”  In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood;  do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.


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