Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Inn at the Crossroads

No, wait! Please don’t go. Won’t you stay and have dinner with us? The things you said as we were walking on the road together -- we want to hear more, don’t we Cleopas?

Yes, this is fine, right over here. We’ll just order some bread. But as I was saying, I’ve never heard anyone explain the scriptures the way you have today. Let us know where your congregation is and we’ll come hear you some Sabbath.  

Well, actually, I don’t believe you said where you’re from. No, let me guess. Your accent is Galilean — maybe Cana or Nazareth? But you know the old saying — “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Ha! I guess you get that one a lot, eh?

So, you’re saying that Messiah had to die and to be raised. That’s amazing. I mean, it really is there in the text, isn’t it? I’ve just never heard anyone teach like this before. It's like. . .I can't explain it, but it's like you've lit a flame within me.

I have so many questions I want to ask. But I suppose the biggest question on my mind  on all our minds  is this. Was Jesus the Messiah? Or will we ever know the answer to that, now that he’s gone? We had put all our hopes in him. And now, our hopes are shattered. You just can't imagine what we've been going through.

Well, here’s the bread. Good, I’m famished. Cleopas! Don't eat until we have the blessing. Sir, would you do the honors and bless our meal? 

Wait  what's happening? Rabbi. . .your face is shining like . . . like . . . .

My God! Who are you?

And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?    --Luke 24:32


  1. Blessings of Eastertide to you and your family, with thanks for blessing us again and again and again with these posts. Praise to the Lord of Life!

  2. Happy Easter to you and your family too. Lovely retelling of this story. You do it so well!