The Road to Emmaus
- Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions.
- Be comfortably alert, still and at peace.
- Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer
- Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself.
- Slowly and carefully read the passage of Scripture.
- Reread it. From memory, determine the central points.
- 8. On Easter Sunday, two followers of Jesus, one named Cleopas, were walking to Emmaus, a small village of Judea seven miles from Jerusalem.
- The two were sad because of the execution of their teacher Jesus. Perhaps they were fearful that there might be an attempt to search out and kill Jesus’ followers.
- As they went, Jesus joined them but they did not recognize who the newcomer was. Jesus asks a question and a conversation begins with Jesus pretending not to know what big event had taken place in Jerusalem. He now receives a most interesting account of their now dead master.
- Jesus now, still unidentified, upbraids the two and launches into a very succinct account of the mission of the Messiah.
- From the Scriptures then Jesus unveiled for His sad followers those things concerning Himself.
- It appeared to Cleopas and his friend that the stranger was going further down the road but they wanted more so they invited Jesus to stay with them that night. Apparently they lived in Emmaus.
- During the evening meal, Jesus took a piece of bread, blessed and broke it in such a way that they now realized who their guest was. Their eyes “were opened” and suddenly they grasped that the guest was Jesus Himself.
- The two disciples headed quickly back to Jerusalem to report to the church what had taken place. They testified to the rising of Jesus from the dead.
- Jesus was known to them “in the breaking of the bread.” True then and now.