Luke 24:38-47

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Vanessa Patterson.  Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if He were going farther, but they urged Him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So He went in to stay with them. When He was at table with them, He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And He vanished from their sight. 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?” And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread.  Luke 24:38-47


With places to go, people to see, and things to do, life is busy! How often is it that we run through our day without looking for Jesus? Slowing down and making a conscious effort to find the Lord is something we all struggle with, up against all of life’s distractions and noise. 


God is always with us; he desires that we allow him to reveal himself and show us the beauty of his fellowship. Much as with the disciples, our eyes are truly opened when we can recognize the Lord. In fact, the most

life-changing things happen when we do! Here, Jesus warms the hearts of the two disciples through the Scriptures and teaches them to crave a blessing on every meal. The disciples were left feeling hopeful and inspired, and they left to spread the good news. It is the duty of those to whom he has shown himself, to share with others what he has done for them. Is this something you can commit to?


So, instead of running obliviously through your busy day, make it a habit to look for Jesus, listen, trust, and follow him, then be a blessing to others by proclaiming your Faith. When you share the Lord’s Supper be conscious to recognize His presence.


Let us pray:  Heavenly Father,  I confess that I can often get rushed and miss the opportunity to welcome the Savior into fellowship. I appreciate your patient work in my life and for making meals sacred moments with your Son. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


2 Responses to “Luke 24:38-47”

  1. Nancy Says:

    e wallah what a great Idea ! I stppoed reading newspapers bs 3shan i’m so tired mn hl akhbar eli et.thayeq elkhlq kil yoom 3nwan eshkobra li mta So pls go ahead with the good news things we are still living a happy wonderful life alf el7mdela !

  2. Lacey Says:

    I wasn’t eating, I was shopping. When I wasn’t shopping, I was eating. That’s what vacation is fo8r&#!221;. SO accurate. I love your blog so much. Good luck in the upcoming year. I can’t wait for you to share your success with us :3.

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