“They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32
This has always been one of my favorite passages of scripture, titled in my Bible, “On the Road to Emmaus.” Two followers of Jesus meet him on the way to a village called Emmaus, shortly after the crucifixion. They do not recognize him and tell him how their teacher was crucified, and that some of the women in their company claimed that He had risen. Jesus proceeds to lead them in the greatest Bible study of all time:
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27
Finally he reveals himself to them at the evening meal, when he blesses and breaks the bread and gives it to them. Wouldn’t you love to have an experience like that? Well, guess what, you can. We have the very words of Christ, recorded for us in the New Testament gospels; we have the opportunity to meet with Him in the celebration of communion. You can meet Him on the road of your own journey. Ask Him to open your eyes; do you feel your heart burning?