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He Went In to Stay With Them

28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them. Luke 24:28-29

This is a continuation of the story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus where he joins up with two unsuspecting disciples and locks with them. Consider this is Jesus who created all things. This is Jesus the risen savior. And he is walking down the road with these two friends asking questions and teaching them and they get to their destination and it says that Jesus was going to continue walking down the road but they asked him to come and stay with them and Jesus stopped and went with them, simply because they asked.


Can you think of any other so-called God who acts like this? Right before he died he told them that they should be one. And after he returns from heaven he walks with them as an example. And now he goes and stays with them to have dinner with them. If you're looking for examples of the true nature of our God, looked no further. He said when two were gathered together in his name he would be in their midst and this is exactly what you're seeing here. And this continues today. At the very center of Christianity his relationships with one another. The living Christ in you reaching out a brother or sister or family. But not only should we be giving, we should be receiving from others as well. Receiving is not the same as taking. Please allowing others to love you. And this is hard for some people who have been hurt. What I'm saying here is that the Lord has given us an astonishing example of his desire to spend time with his people. Jesus returned to heaven but before he did he breathed on the disciples and said, received the Holy Spirit. In that moment they were born again, made new creations, and Christ was now living within his church to reach out and help one another. Christianity is not made to live alone.


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