Reading: Luke 24:28-35 NIV
[28] As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. [29] But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. [30] When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. [31] Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, and he disappeared from their sight. [32] They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” [33] They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together [34] and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” [35] Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognised by them when he broke the bread.

At the beginning of this story the two disciples were walking along, sad. It’s nearly the end of the day and depressed they feel it’s too late for travelling – but see the difference when they realise the stranger is! Their hearts burn within them and they get up straight away and rush back to Jerusalem, their fears and sadness banished by the joy of knowing that Jesus is alive!

Lord Jesus, please set my heart on fire with love for you as I realise that you are alive and with me today!