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Blessings In The Broken Bread

On the same day Jesus rises from the dead there are two disciples walking to the village of Emmaus which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. These two men are talking and discussing, very involved in conversation together. Jesus Himself comes near to them and joins them in the walk.

Christ asks them, , “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” (v. 17) While not recognizing their Savior yet, they marvel that He does not know about the crucifixion of Jesus the Lord, the angels at His tomb who say Jesus is Risen, and the disciples who run to the tomb that His body is gone.

Christ responds, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the Prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into His Glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them the things about Himself in all the Scriptures. (Luke 25-27)

The two men, Cleopas and another disciple still do not recognize that Jesus is with them. Could we too be so foolish not to recognize Christ our Lord near? But if this is so, then what is the key to this recognition of our Savior with us? Scripture tells us that we will recognize Him when He breaks the bread with us during Holy Communion.

You are invited to go now, or as soon as you possibly are able, to partake of Holy Communion online at Alpha Church. Bring a bit of bread or burrito with you and a small amount of something to drink. During the Holy service Christ will bless the bread as you break it with Him. May Holy Spirit open your heart and clear your eyes during your Holy time with Christ.

As they came near the village to which they were going, He walked ahead as if He were going on. But they urged Him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them. When He was at the table with them, He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.

Luke 24:29-31


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