I was just reading the Gospel of Luke about the resurrection and came across these guys walking to Emmaus. I think they are the people I feel the most like right now.
I have heard news that is happening, I have heard what is going on right now, but I’m still really dazed and confused by it all.
Luke 24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? KJV
What manner of communications ARE these? I read that in the greek it uses an idiom like “they were having words” – as in they were arguing. That makes sense because when Jesus asks them what they’re talking about they talk to Him kind of sharp.
“Don’t know know what has happened? Are you not from around here?”
I’m in that same mode. I’m short tempered. Some chick just rang our doorbell at 7:05 on a Sunday morning to sell us berries. That just pushed my bad mood button and now I’m stuck!
The guy’s name that talked like that was Cleopas. His name means ‘called to glory’!
So then Jesus whoops up on them back!
Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
You poor, slow to believe fools!
That’s me. I got bad news, and it shook my whole world. I reeled for about 2 days, then began to prepare for my new life in leu of the bad news. Then as I slowly got halfway settled into the new life with the bad news, and all of a sudden people are telling me good news, news TOO GOOD to be true!
Another word for amazed, as in “some of our women amazed us” is to make insane. Yep. When Jesus’ family says He’s “out of His mind” it’s the same word.
So now I’m crazy. I’m on my way to Emmaus, which is totally off the map in terms of Jerusalem or Gallilee. I need to see Jesus here and get some help.
I need Him to say and explain the teaching of the prophets to me:
Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?‚Äù
help me along the road, Jesus. I want to celebrate the good news I’ve heard, but I feel like a dog that was running fast for a steak that was one meter further away than my leash. The steak has now been put one meter closer, but my neck hurts so bad I don’t want the steak anyway.