When Jesus Comes After You

“They urged him, ‘Stay with us!’… So he went to stay with them” (Luke 24:29, GW).

Yesterday we soaked our souls for a bit in the Emmaus road encounter. It was on that road – on the way to that little village we probably otherwise would never have heard of – that something happened that can never be forgotten for all of eternity.

Jesus met two individuals in their devastation, and restored hope to them. He came after them, just to do this for them. Can you imagine how much the resurrected Savior had on His agenda? How much did He need to take care of, now that Christianity needed to be birthed… now that His death and resurrection needed to be preached to the ends of the earth? With an entire new faith to found, He had a whole lot on His plate. Why, then, did He bother to take an entire long chunk of His first day back alive, just to come after these two guys? Why didn’t He instead show up in the synagogue and reveal Himself to the biggest crowd possible?

He pursued these two men, just two solitary people, because their restored hope was that important to Him.

In the same way, you, too, as an individual, are extremely important to Him. He knows you by name, and He will Continue reading When Jesus Comes After You