Two disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus and began talking to a stranger about Jesus’ death and all that had transpired since that time. They did not recognize that the stranger was the risen Jesus.
While Jesus sat with the two disciples, he took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Their eyes were opened, and they recognized, him but he vanished from their sight.
The mystery of God’s ways escapes the two disciples, even though Jesus had told his disciples three times that in Jerusalem he would suffer, die, and be raised up. The disciples’ expect that their journey with Jesus will end in earthly triumph, which blinds them to the presence of God in the unprecedented and bewildering events unfolding around them. They handle their confusion by retreating to a comfortable place they once came from.
When have your expectations blinded you to the presence of God at work in your life?
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