The scent of roasted cashews through the house. After the heat, salt. Ready. How much simpler can good food get? Be thankful for simple blessings. God is the Culinary Master!
A sobering Sunday.
The road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) is rich in elements that still matter today – journey; travel; friends; conversation; learning; food; ‘watershed’ events of the day. And a turnabout.
Emmaus was west of Jerusalem. Two disciples were heading there – heading to the sunset of their faith. They were likely deep in the circle that was close to Him; now they were deep in disappointment, discouragement and doubt. “The mingling of faith and unbelief in the same heart is a reality of our spiritual lives.”
But. God cares about our faith struggles and will come to aid us. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began travelling with them (v.15). He allows us to journey on for a while till we discover the Truth anew.
Not just discovery of the written Word, but a personal knowledge of the Living Word – a Person. His Word, understood in its totality, dispels our disillusionment. Because when we know His Word in its entirety – not random verses – we will know God’s character, and pattern of working.