Running to Share

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30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Luke 24:30-34

I would’ve been hitting my head in this situation. I would feel like such a fool. The guy who was walking with them the whole time was not only someone they knew, but the very person who they were looking for! I don’t know if I would’ve been able to tell anyone this story from so much embarrassment. 

Luckily for us, these men weren’t embarrassed. Instead they were overjoyed with this news. They reflected on the conversation they had with Jesus and realized they should have known it was him. Their hearts burned during their talk and now that they had this great news, they just had to tell someone. So what did they do? They ran about seven miles back to the disciples just to tell them, “He’s alive!”

How great is it then that we get to know this news as well! While we didn’t walk seven miles down the road with Jesus we know he is with us. So let’s tell someone about it! This news is so important that these two were willing to run miles just to tell someone. Right now it might be hard to run anywhere to go tell someone, but we have so many other ways to share. During this time let’s keep telling people about the Good News of Jesus even if we have to do it through means we are not used to. We know he is with us in every situation and this is a time that others need to know that as well.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, thank you for bringing us to a knowledge of Christ. Be with us as we spread the Good News to others and work the same faith in them as you have worked in us. As we go about our lives, be with us to use any moment we can to share Jesus with those around us. Amen. 

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