At times we may feel we are all alone on the path of life. The path may get rocky and seemly difficult to traverse, but do not fear.
Just as the two disciples thought they were all alone on the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion they were not alone. Jesus himself came up and walked along with them although they did not recognize him (Luke 24:15).
When they arrived in Emmaus that evening, the two disciples stopped to eat, and they asked Jesus to join them. He did, and as He broke the bread and blessed the meal, “their eyes were opened” (verse 31), and they recognized Him.
Jesus knew their disappointment that things hadn’t turned out as planned. His presence dispelled their previous belief that he was dead (powerless). As they walked, Jesus taught what the Old Testament had predicted about Himself.
Following this account, Jesus appears to His other disciples, removing all doubt that He was alive. Jesus had promised that He would show Himself to those who love Him (John 14:21), and this is exactly what He does on the road to Emmaus.
God reminds us that fellowship with Him is what’s important. Along this journey, He opens our eyes, points us to the Word, and reveals Himself along life’s walk as the resurrected Savior and Lord.
His presence is with us wherever we go. He knows our needs, fears and doubts, and dispels them when we fellowship with Him. And the good news is He is walking this path with us every day, and is well aware of everything we have need of. He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deut. 31:6, Heb. 13:5).
He will make known to us the path of life; direct our path; filling us with joy in His presence, with eternal pleasures at His right hand (Ps. 16:11).
“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24)