Missing Him

I can almost hear them talking. 

“Those women are crazy. They claim to have seen angels who told them he is alive.”

“And besides,” the other replies, “why would God reveal something to them?  Especially that one woman — remember who she really is?  And really?  Did they see an angel?”   

“He wouldn’t possibly have shared something with those women instead of us. I’m not sure that we should really believe them.”

As they walked along the road that day on their way to Emmaus, they were so caught up in talking about everything that had happened that they didn’t even recognize Jesus when He joined them. They were too busy speculating, pointing fingers, and sharing thoughts of disbelief that they didn’t even realize they were in the presence of Jesus. 

How you ever found yourself in this place – not able to perceive the presence of the Lord because you were too focused on the circumstances around you? Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. When something happens that we don’t understand or we disagree with our tendency is to start venting, processing, and maybe even trying to figure out how we can get our way. We want answers.  We want to blame someone.  We want to fix things our way.  All the while, we miss Jesus.  He’s with us each step of the way, but we have to stop long enough to listen and invite Him to show us His way… to show us Himself.  When we look to Him, our problems don’t disappear but we can put them in perspective and allow Him to do His great work.  He is the answer.  Let’s not miss Him!

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. Luke 24: 14-16


One Comment on “Missing Him”

  • Dale Lucy August 28th, 2010 10:53 pm

    Cindy, how well said. Through all the difficulties that I am going through my first nature is to find people who support me and understand but God is calling me to ‘Fix my eyes on Jesus…the Author and Perfecter of our faith.” He is the only one who can give me a clear perspective. He indeed is Lord!

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