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By Terry Cheek Th.D.

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As March unfolds, our hearts are drawn to the profound celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, known as Easter. The biblical narrative is replete with the account of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, pivotal to the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, there can be no redemption, and without redemption, there is no eternal life. Alongside the resurrection, redemption, and eternal life, there emerges a powerful testimony.

Join us as we delve into the narrative of two travelers on the road to Emmaus, recounted in Mark 16:12-13 and Luke 24:13-32. These travelers encountered Jesus, and their lives were forever transformed.

During the afternoon of Jesus’ resurrection, these two individuals journeyed to Emmaus, approximately 7 miles from Jerusalem, as narrated by Luke. Their journey commenced after Peter and John’s return from the empty tomb, where they shared their remarkable discovery. The ensuing conversation centered on the events surrounding Passover, reflecting their quest for understanding amid the unfolding events of the previous week.

In a poignant parallel, we find ourselves traversing life’s pathways with Jesus just as these travelers did centuries ago. How often do we contemplate Jesus, His boundless love, His sacrificial offering, and His unparalleled gift? Their testimony provides essential truths that every believer must embrace.

Firstly, we affirm Jesus as the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin through the Holy Spirit, as foretold in the Old Testament. Secondly, His authenticity is affirmed through His words and works, resonating with the infallible Word of God. Thirdly, Jesus’ crucifixion, orchestrated by religious authorities and Roman governance, symbolizes humanity’s collective rejection. Finally, Jesus fulfills the Messianic prophecy, offering redemption and deliverance, echoing the covenant with Abraham.

As Jesus journeyed with the two travelers, He unveiled the Scriptures, from Moses to the prophets, revealing His divine identity. Approaching Emmaus, Jesus tested their faith, awaiting their invitation for fellowship. Their acceptance demonstrated their understanding of the relationship between the cross and the throne.

Accepting their invitation, Jesus shared a meal with them, reminiscent of the Passover season. In a moment of revelation, they recognized Jesus as the resurrected Christ, the culmination of their shared journey.

Pause and reflect on your personal encounter with Jesus, His guidance, and His revelation through the Holy Spirit. Just as He walked and talked with the two travelers, He walks alongside each believer, illuminating the path of faith.

May the account of these two travelers resonate in our hearts, inspiring us to declare, “No one ever spoke the way this man does” (John 7:46). Until we meet again, may the blessings of God enrich your journey.


Terry is the Executive Director and broadcaster of The Inspiring Word media ministry

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