13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognising him.
Putting the earth-shattering events of Easter to one side (if that should or can ever be done), this is a wonderful picture of disciple life. We’re called to live out our faith with each other, to share our experiences of God and support each other in our mission and struggles just as these two are. And as we do so, we do so in the Presence of God – this is one of the central outcomes of the resurrection, Jesus is not dead but walks with his people, now through his Spirit.
Thank you Jesus that you walk with us in our doubts, celebrations and every day lives – help us to recognise you.