Today I want to share a special post with you from a blogging friend Haden Clark, “Why I Stopped Trying to ‘Have More Faith'”. It is a good read, and O so true.
“And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?’
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, ‘The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.’ And they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them in breaking of bread.” Luke 24:31-35 (KJB)
When we are first introduced to these two from Emmaus we are told, “But their eyes were holden that they should not know Him” (v. 16). On the way the resurrected Lord spoke the Scriptures of Moses and the Prophets, and taught them of the Christ. It was not until He broke bread with them in their home that their eyes were opened.
Jesus disappears from their sight. They get up from their table, and return to Jerusalem to find the others, and share with them about their personal encounter with Jesus.
As I read this, this morning, it was fresh and new to me like I was reading it for the first time. Though nothing new was revealed to me, but it was like the Lord Jesus was very very near to me, and He always is, but like a refresher filling of the Spirit. He is near. He is always near.
He is risen just as He said. Remember the Scriptures. They tell us of Him. That is when our hearts burn within us. Our hearts burn, yearning, longing, desiring to see our Lord, and to hear Him speak to us. Is your heart burning for Him? The fuel for the fire is the Scriptures.