After Jesus was resurrected from among the dead, He appeared to many. But when He appeared unto them, He found them in unbelief concerning
His resurrection. At first, when He appeared to them, He hid His true identity as He expounded unto them throughout the Scriptures the things that were written concerning Himself. It was then that He opened their eyes to see Him for who He truly was, the resurrected Lord! On the road to Emmaus, He appeared to two men who didn't recognize Him. They were very saddened by the death of their Lord. But after teaching them from the Scriptures where the prophets spoke of Him, and after breaking bread with them, their eyes were opened and they knew Him! He then disappeared. Afterward they said to one another, "did not our heart burn within us as He talked with us and opened the Scriptures to us?" May our own heart burn deeply within us as He continues to reveal Himself to us in the Scriptures.
Priest and Vicar of The Uprising ~ Ancient:Apostolic:Anglican Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Uprising is an Incarnational and Sacramental Anglican mission community seeking the spiritual renewal of our city through the grace, love, truth, and power of Christ.