Today Rev. Hughlen Murphree preached at the 11:00 worship service. He read the scripture from Luke 24:13-32 and shared the story of Jesus appearing to two followers as they walked along the road to the village of Emmaus. This took place after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. These two were discussing all the events of the past week, but they did not understand everything that was happening. When Jesus first struck up a conversation with them they did not recognize Him either. But eventually they came to realize that this was their Savior and they were overjoyed that He really was alive!
Now, what does this story have to do with us today? We, like these two Christians, are sometimes confused, overwhelmed and plainly do not understand everything we see happening. But just as Jesus was with them, He is always with us too. Even when they did not recognize the Savior, it was still Jesus with them. He patiently explained the scriptures to them and then when the time was right He revealed His identity to them.
The good news is that as Christians we can be assured that Jesus is always with us, to help and guide us. Even if we don’t see His hand in the situation right away, we can be sure that He will never leave us alone and He is always with us.
Many times this life is disappointing. We may have experienced loss, rejection, desertion, and hurt. But we have one that sympathizes with us in all that we go through. As true believers in Christ we know that His death and resurrection give us hope and courage to face every obstacle.
Jesus knew the hurt of rejection from friends and family, the loss of loved ones, and the pain of false accusations. But Jesus fellowshipped often with His Father and gained strength from this relationship. We too can fellowship with the Father and the Son, through prayer, studying His word and listening for His guidance. Jesus is always with us; He loves us and will strengthen us, help us and walk with us through our trials.
Just as the Lord was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when King Nebuchadnezzar ordered them into the fiery furnace (Daniel 3), so He will be with you and me when we face the trials in this world. Now that is great news!
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Praise be to His glorious name forever. Psalm 72:19