Jesus Appears to Two of His Disciples

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Jesus Appears to Two of His Disciples

Jesus Appears to Two of His DisciplesAfter the Resurrection, two of Jesus’ disciples were traveling to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem.  On the way, they discussed the events of the last few days.  Jesus came near them and went along with them, but His disciples did not recognize Him.

Jesus asked them about their conversation, and why they looked so sad.  Then one of them, called Cleopas, answered Him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”  And He said to them, “What things?”  And they said to Him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.” (Luke 24:18-20)

They told Him that their Teacher, Jesus, died three days ago, and, when the women came to His tomb, they found an angel there who said that Jesus was alive.  Then other disciples went to the tomb and found it empty.

And He said to them, “O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Was it not necessary that Christ should suffer these things and enter into His glory?” (24:25-26)

When they came to the village, the two disciples asked Jesus to stay with them.  As they sat to eat, He blessed the bread, broke it and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished out of their sight. (24:31)