Follow the Lamb

On the last day of my first trip to Israel in 1998, the group had gathered in the ruins of the Church on the Road to Emmaus. Only as God could have designed it, I was asked to read Luke 24:13-35, where Jesus finally revealed Himself to the two men with whom he had been talking for hours. These men, two of Jesus’ disciples, were depressed and discouraged at what they had seen happen to Jesus, the man they had hoped would lead a revolution against the Romans and return Israel to its former glory. However, they had seen Him beaten, crucified, and buried in a tomb, and they were on their journey back home, sad, dejected, and without hope.

But then, in Luke 24:25-27, Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”