Luke 24:31 NASB
Then their eyes were opened
and they recognized Him;
and He vanished from their sight.
He got out of their sight.
The ‘way of disappointment’ has become a ‘way of joy’ for these men in Emmaus.
It was for this purpose that the Scriptures were opened to them, by Him who was first a stranger to them.
- It has been shown to them, that the Christ had to suffer and die, in this way, and thus go to His glory.
- It has been revealed to them, that they did not hope in vain for Him, but that they had hoped for the wrong things. What He had to offer was much more, and very different from what they expected to receive from Him.
And the light had gone up over them completely, when they saw Him as the risen Savior in the breaking of the bread. He was much more and not less than they expected.
Isn’t that how the Lord is for his people?
He is more than they thought and He gives more than they expected.
He is a surprising God at all times.
And He disappeared from their sight.
Was that a loss now?
The truth is, that if our heart believes in the salvation He gives, then our eye no longer needs to see Him.
John 20:29 NASB
Jesus said to him,
“Because you have seen Me, have you believed?
Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
This is also what God’s church today may experience.
Even though Christ is no longer on earth as a human being,
He never leaves her with His Spirit, grace and majesty,
but supports and helps her in every effort.