A Day Like None Other

The two disciples of Jesus thought it was a normal journey to Emmaus, Just seven miles from Jerusalem they had done it many times before. They had been hearing strange rumours but nothing had affected them personally. Then they were joined by a stranger on their journey who proved to be the risen Lord. The seven miles back to Jerusalem would have seemed like no distance at all.

They burst into the room where the disciples were gathered,. We can imagine their excitement as they rushed to tell their story, words tumbling out of their mouths. ‘At first we thought He was a stranger.’

It was when He broke the bread.’

‘Why didn’t we guess.’

‘His hands and feet were scarred.’

‘He explained the scriptures so profoundly.’

Their babbling was suddenly stopped. Jesus stood among them. He needed only four words. ‘Peace be with you.’