Luke 24:15-17
While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.
I have no doubt that Cleopas and his fellow disciple were genuine believers in Christ. Yet in their state of disappointment, grief, confusion and sorrow, they withdraw from the company of the saints. If is ironic that the very day they choose to withdraw to Emmaus, is the very day their Saviour has overcome their worst enemy-death. They are at their lowest on their greatest day. They are still discussing bad news when the Good News is alive and well and joins them!
Unbeknown to them, their Redeemer lives. Likewise, in spite of our genuineness as followers of Christ, until our awareness of Jesus’ resurrection manifests, our lifestyles will negate our faith. We can quite easily lead lives that contradict the truth about our Saviour’s realness. We all run the risk of living as though God is dead. But when you truly know that Jesus lives, you can face tomorrow. When you have a deeper revelation that Jesus is alive in you and you are alive in Him, all your fears vanish. When you know that He holds your future, life is worth living.
Listen up dear friend, Jesus overcame the one problem no scientist, technologist or genius has been able to solve-death. That proves that whatever challenge you and I may face, Jesus can deal with it. Come what may, you can make it because He lives. There is no problem too complex for our Risen Lord. Nothing is too difficult for our Risen Redeemer. Because He lives, you can make it. Because He lives, you also live. Because He lives, you are more than a conqueror. His victory is your victory. Hold your head up high-your Redeemer lives. Put your best foot forward-your Saviour lives. Trust Him.
Pastor Josh