4. Jesus appears on the road to Emmaus – a song presented by @artsyhonker & @informutation for #easterjourneys

 

Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Saviour, abide with us, and spread
Thy table in our heart.

There sup with us in love divine;
Thy body and Thy blood,
That living bread, that heav’nly wine,
Be our immortal food.

–James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Music by Mike Bailey.

 

Luke 24:13-34
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called
Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other
about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and
discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes
were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you
discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still,
looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him,
‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things
that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What
things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a
prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how
our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death
and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem
Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these
things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us.
They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find
his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a
vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were
with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but
they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are,
and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and
then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the
prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the
scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked
ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying,
‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly
over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with
them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then
their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from
their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning
within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening
the scriptures to us?’ That same hour they got up and returned to
Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered
together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has
appeared to Simon!’

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