Church of England Diocese of Norwich Ringland

Thought for the week of 26th April 2020

25 Apr 2020, 8 p.m.

“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24 : 30 - 32

Readings today : Luke 24 : 13 – 35

Thought for the week

There are many important journeys in the Bible. The seemingly low key journey of two disciples on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus should have been insignificant. They were traveling simply in order to arrive somewhere. A journey that needed to be made.

Yet Luke records the journey as one of huge significance, because the Risen Jesus travels with them.

In many ways it is a picture of the early church. The first steps of Jesus’ believers, even those who have met with Him, tentatively making their way out of Jerusalem into the wider world. They are full of questions. Pieces of the jigsaw they just can’t fit together. Yet they travel, and become part of the mission of the church to tell the world about the crucified and Risen Lord.

We are part of that same journey, that same mission. The living Jesus travels with us. Let us celebrate that we are called to go in His name.

Rev Paul