Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained so that they did not know Him. And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?” Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?” And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,”and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death and crucified Him. “But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. “Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. “When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. “And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but Him they did not see.” Then He 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. Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them. Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. (Luk 24:13-30 NKJ)
I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mat 28:20 NIV)
Author Craig D. Lounsbrough once wrote, “In walking with God, it’s not about knowing the facts. Rather, it’s about knowing the God Who knows the facts.” The two disciples were walking along talking and discussing the events that had taken place, namely, the crucifixion of Jesus. Sad at the outcome, though the outcome they were looking for was not God’s intended purpose. “But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel,” Cleopas said. No, that wasn’t God’s plan, how about redeeming the world?
The I”AM may not walk with us in person, though I have met people before, that I didn’t know, never saw again and wondered where they came from. But the Spirit of God is always with us and walks with us daily, and knows everything there is to know, both the beginning and the end. As we are reminded by John the Revelator, “The one whose heart is open, let them listen carefully to what the Spirit is presently saying to all the lovers of God.” (My Translation)