“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.” (Luke 24:13-16)
On the day that Jesus rose from the dead he came alongside Cleopas and his companion. I think it was Cleopas and his wife. This was the first day of the new creation and Jesus took a walk with a man and his wife to talk about the events of their lives. Can you hear a sigh from road-to-emmausJesus as he thought back to that day, years upon years before, when he came to walk in the garden in the cool of the day with Adam and Eve, but they hid from him? Now, another couple, another walk, let’s start again…and they don’t recognize him.
We hide from Jesus. We hide intentionally and we hide by our inability to recognize him when he is right next to us.
This Sunday we start our new theme, Experiencing God. I am basing this theme on the book by the same title by Henry Blackaby. In his book, Blackaby describes seven principles he finds in the bible for how we come to know and do the will of God and in that way grow in our experience with God. The first principle is this, God is always at work around us. This truth paves the way for our ability to experience God. Come Sunday at 11 am ready to look for Jesus!

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