I can’t help it. Whenever I am out on an open highway with no end in sight, I imagine Willie singing, “On the Road Again.”
And then I have to remind myself to ease up on the gas peddle.
Jesus had spent so much of His ministry walking … and talking … and walking … and talking some more. Sometimes He stopped to teach, but mostly, if you wanted to follow Him as a disciple, you had to be willing to move.
Those days were gone, at least in the minds of the two men who walked along that day on the road to Emmaus. They had heard rumors of the empty tomb, but they did not believe that Jesus was alive. Then He started walking with them and they did not recognize Him. Nevertheless, their hearts burned within them as He opened the scriptures to them and taught them concerning God’s eternal purpose of redemption and His mission to proclaim good news to all the earth.
He was calling them and us to a life on the road, a life of mission.
He was calling them by walking with them, alongside them, and teaching them along the way.
In the same way, the risen Christ desires to walk with us and teach us on the road.
Do you recognize Him?