13 Now that same day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 Together they were discussing everything that had taken place. 15 And while they were discussing and arguing, Jesus Himself came near and began to walk along with them. 16 But they were prevented from recognizing Him.
Scripture promises that when 2 or 3 are gathered, Jesus is in our midst. This means Jesus is literally here in this room. He walks among us. How true this is when we are remembering Jesus’s death and resurrection during the Lord’s Supper. I believe that whenever we partake in the Lord’s Supper, Jesus is with us in a special way. This means, if there ever was a time when our hearts should be burning, it should be burning right now as we prepare ourselves to encounter the risen Christ through partaking in Communion as fellow believers in the body of Christ.
Isn’t it interesting that Jesus was physically with the two travelers on the road to Emmaus, but spiritually, they could not recognize him? And because their spiritual eyes were closed, their hearts were not burning and in fact their hearts were cold. Their hearts were cold because Jesus was hidden. If I just described you this afternoon and your heart is cold even as you think about His death for you, then spend the next few moments asking the Lord to open your spiritual eyes. So that you can recognize Jesus and your hearts can be set ablaze again.