Now on that same day, the first day of the week, two of the disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
Luke 24: 13-16
Dear Faithful People of St. David’s,
I hope you had a joyful Easter. I have to say that here at church it was absolutely beautiful! I was so happy to see so many of you gathered here. The spirit was certainly moving.
So Easter has come and gone, now what? I like this passage of a much longer story of the disciples not recognizing Jesus on the road to Emmaus. It has me thinking about little resurrections. Jesus is the big resurrection, but there are those things in our lives that have been made new through God’s presence with us. I like to think of them as little resurrections.
Indeed some of these things may be easier to locate than others. We see spring setting in, flowers blooming, bees buzzing, but what about those other things in our lives that we have been praying for? Might God have answered those prayers, might the result look a little different than we expected?
I want you this week to pay attention to those little resurrections and to rejoice in them when you find them. In this story, Jesus was walking and talking with his disciples and they had no idea. Could these resurrections be staring us right in the face?
Don’t miss them!