Two followers of Jesus were traveling down the road.
They were headed to Emmaus and talking on the go.
Jesus suddenly appeared and started walking with the two.
They didn’t recognize Him; God had not allowed them to.
Jesus asked them what they spoke of as they walked along their way.
They said, “All the things that Jesus went through the past three days.”
“What things?” He asked. The two were sad, but then they stopped and spoke,
“Are you the only one who didn’t see and doesn’t know?
“Authorities condemned Him, crucified Him on the cross.
We had hoped He was Messiah, but now His body’s lost!
‘His body’s gone,’ the women at the tomb this morning said.
The angels asked, ‘Why seek the Living One among the dead?’ ”
Jesus said, “You foolish people! Finding so hard to believe
What the prophets wrote in Scriptures long ago, but you will see.
“It was predicted that Messiah had to suffer all these woes.
Moses and the prophets wrote of this so long ago.”
By this time, they neared Emmaus, and the day was almost gone.
They asked Jesus to stay with them and have supper before long.
Jesus blessed and broke the bread, and then a miracle occurred;
Their eyes had now been opened and they recognized the Lord!
In Luke 24:25, Jesus called the two followers “foolish” and “slow of heart to believe.” They didn’t recognize Jesus because of their unbelief in what Moses and the prophets had revealed about the coming Messiah. Jesus wanted to open their “heart’s eyes” before opening their physical eyes.
Scripture Reference: Luke 24:13-31