Apr 16th, 2017
Rev. Steve DeNeff -. One sees what one looks for. After following Jesus toward Jerusalem, "the end of our journey" is on the road to Emmaus (v.28), then back again to Jerusalem (v.33). Like the disciples, we are to see ourselves as travelers along the road (v.13). Like them, we are kept from recognizing Jesus in our every day affairs (v.16). Like the them, we tend to misinterpret "what things" have just happened (v.19). Like them, we must learn that Jesus is present even when it seems he is not (v. 25-27). And like them, we need "our eyes opened" so we can recognize him in places and at times when he seemed absent before (v.31). The story of Easter is that Jesus is not only alive, but fully present. So where is he? How can we find him in places where he seems absent? One sees what one looks for.