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Getting Past Things...Luke 24.13-35
« on: April 14, 2018, 12:09:04 »

Getting Past These Things… Luke 24.13-35

We do not want to be unhappy in our walk with Jesus; however, at times we may become unhappy; or even mad. We often don’t like the way God works or what He is doing or permitting.  It must be that, during these times, we don’t have a full grasp or understanding of Jesus. We probably have lost vision and feeling. These loses are usually what causes us to wander away and loose the faith.  Christ’s alive ‘resurrection’ becomes so distant, and even silent to us in these times.  We may even end up totally void and lost of Christ for eternally.  It’s an unhappy road and consequence, and the longer we linger in this way, the more unlikely we have of regeneration; the work God does in our lives at salvation.

But God is not slow  2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

As the passage of Luke 24:13-35 unwinds, Jesus appears to two such disciples who have wandered from Him. He comes near them,  listens and counsels with them and sits at a meal with them. This is God extending Himself to His followers; followers who have wandered. 

John 3:16  says,
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The end result is that Jesus comes to rescue us from ourselves, our ways and our lost meaningless life. We have gone our own way… but God quickly sends the Savior to the world.  The Old Testament prophet Isaiah puts this so well … Notice…
Isaiah 53.6… WE all,  like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

You and I must invite Jesus Christ to, not only join us in our walk, but at our tables too.  The Lord will not force His place at our tables, but it is necessary that He is at His place at our tables; which is the place of Father as the head of the house hold.

Permittance of Christ at the head of our household ‘our tables’ is the path to wide open eyes  to see Him; which is what very few actually obtain.   Once seen, after a period of doubt of the Lord and His absence in our lives, we become sensitive to the burning He has put in us all along. At this point, we have the obligation of love and obedience to Him. In the passage of Luke 24.13-35, the two unhappy disciples became ignited by Jesus. They saw Him as He opened their eyes to things. They rose up and went back to the place where they should be; back to ministry and fellowship.  This is the place where you and I, as every Christian, must be.  Joy takes over where there was sadness.   Even the disappointing times in life don’t hinder the joyful love and obedience found only in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Wanna see Him… ? 
Pastor Gerald Casselman