We are embarking in a month of prayer. This month is not about asking but abiding. We do so much asking and not enough abiding.
So God has had me concentrate in the appearance of Jesus after the Resurrection. Here we see 2 disciples downcast and despondent.
Jesus appears alongside. As He does when we are sad.
Their eyes are “witheld” from recognising Him. Their sharing reveals how human was their interpretation of who Jesus was and what He had come to do. Jesus in this discourse opened eternal plans and the necessity of the suffering of the Messiah. Their eyes were closed in PREPARATION.
He started in Moses and the prophet tying off loose ends in their understanding.
Then when they are talking they allude to Jesus being a prophet. Yet their eyes and expectation needed to be lifted up. So as He broke the bread so their eyes were opened in REVELATION.
How much we need this. We need to allow God to prepare us in confusing times where the Word lays the tapestry and interprets that ornate tapestry into an interpretation of what God purposed in eternity past; what He is doing in the present; and His purposes for our future.
That way we perceive our part in that eternal masterplan. And we see that Jesus imparts to us a part in phase 2 of His Ministry. We are delegated authority to execute His Purpose as He is at the Right Hand till He returns.