Jesus Is With You, Mama- Day 15 Preparing Your Heart for Easter

Ladies, would you strap on your sandals, grab your favorite cloak, and take a walk with me down the dusty dirt road that led to Emmaus? It is not the familiar Easter story, but it did happen on that blessed day, and there are lessons to learn.

“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.” Luke 24:13-14

We can only assume that the story of Jesus’s crucifixion would have been the talk of the town. It is strange that as these two men spoke, neither of them mentioned the miraculous news of the empty tomb that morning. It is clear they did not believe. They remained confused and discouraged as they mourned the death of the One they loved and followed.

As the wind blew and dust swirled around them. How could the perfect, resurrected Jesus be right there with them, and they didn’t recognize Him? Perhaps Jesus wanted us to see through this passage that He does walk with us during our darkest times, but we can continue to look at our circumstances through our human eyes and not our spiritual eyes, just like these disciples did.

The scene on the road reminds me of Mattehw 18:20, “Where two or more gather in my name, there I am with them.”

This should give us great hope, for if He was in the midst of them, He sill be in your midst as well. Jesus asked the two travelers what they were talking about. The two men seemed shocked, and I imagine Jesus smiled to Himself. How desperately patient our sweet Jesus is when we tell Him things He already knows!

At the end of the road, the men invite Jesus to dine with them. So, there they were, the three of them, reclining at the table over pleasant conversation as candles and lanterns flickered and tossed light into the darkened room. Then, something remarkable happened. Jesus broke the bread, and the eyes of the two men were opened, and they knew that it was Jesus. They found Him in the breaking of the bread.

Today, of all days, I pray that the eyes of your heart would be opened and that they would be burning as the Holy Spirit reveals the truth of who Jesus is and the redemptive power of the Cross- the miracle that transpired as He conquered death, hell, and the grave.

The living, resurrected Jesus is walking beside you, Mama. He is with you. Will you recognize him?

Be blessed this Easter morning,

Susie O’Neal & the Help Club for Moms Team

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