Open your Bible, if you will, to the twenty-fourth chapter of the gospel of Luke. We have already read this wonderful story of the post-resurrection appearance of the Lord Jesus to two disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Never have two people gone from such pits of despair to heights of joy, from believing that all their hopes and all their aspirations and all their expectations and even their redemption and their salvation was lost because Jesus had been crucified. All the way to realizing that all their hopes and aspirations and expectations, their redemption and their salvation was indeed accomplished because Jesus was alive. It would be hard for us to comprehend their disappointment. It would be equally hard for us to comprehend their exhilaration. The transition was from the depths to the heights.
There are so many important lessons for us for all people in this story. The primary one was Jesus rose from the dead. The secondary one is that His death and resurrection had been prophesied many times in great detail in the Old Testament. Knowing that Christ is alive is the first great lesson. The second great lesson is knowing that Scripture is alive. Those are the lessons that we want to learn as we look at this tremendous account....