I really need to attach Jesus to my leash.
First He tells Mary Magdalene not to hold onto Him, and sends her away to talk to the disciples.
Now you’re telling me he just popped up somewhere else?
I’ve got to figure out where Jesus is going so I can follow.
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
How come you never take me on seven mile walks, person?
I am listening.
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.
Did Jesus disguise Himself, or what?
Nobody seems to be recognizing Him.
Jesus asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked Him, “Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
“What things?” He asked.
I don’t get it.
Was Jesus pulling their legs?
Okay, I’ll listen.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him; but we had hoped that He was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find His body.
No wonder they didn’t find Jesus’ body.
He keeps popping up all over the place.
I guess it wasn’t any fun staying in that tomb, so He didn’t
They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but Him they did not see.”
They just have to wait until Jesus decides to pop up.
I am too listening.
Jesus said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.
Did He tell them Bible stories?
I like Bible stories.
As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if He were going farther. But they urged Him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.
You mean Jesus actually stayed there?
I thought He was just popping in and out.
When Jesus was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight.
I guess He really was popping in and out.
They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem.
Too bad they couldn’t just pop back to Jerusalem.
They had to walk seven miles in the dark.
Hey person, you don’t have to take me on that kind of walk.
In Jerusalem they found the Eleven (disciples) and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”
Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when He broke the bread.
Jesus even had food.
I’m for sure attaching Him to my leash as soon as He pops in here.
April 27, 2014 at 11:18 am
a daily walk is good for your health
April 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Fredrieka, I walk my person almost every day. But I don’t think she’d go for seven miles in the dark.
April 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Oh, that is an excellent idea, Bongo. Attach Him to your leash! So many advantages: popping in wherever you wish and …plenty of fish!!! 🙂
April 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Marina, I think I’ll get an extra strong leash. That way I won’t lose out on all those fish.
April 29, 2014 at 6:24 am
Hmmmm….now I’m wondering why Jesus pops out after he poped in? If he comes back, he can stay with his disciples like he used to do, no?
May 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Kevin, after 40 days of popping in and out Jesus ascended up to his Father in heaven and stopped popping in and out in that way. He gave the disciples power to do things like heal people.