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Bible Notes

Luke 24:17-24 (23.04.19)

Luke 24:17-24 NIV
He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. [18] One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” [19] “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. [20] The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; [21] but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. [22] In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning [23] but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. [24] Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

I love this response by Cleopas. He tells it truthfully and hopefully, explaining what they have seen and experienced without trying to hide the surprising, difficult or the disappointing aspects – and let’s be honest, the Easter story is a glorious, strange, awesome, confusing story!

Father, give us the opportunity to share our faith today, and the courage and faith to do it honestly, sharing its wonders and questions, trusting you to speak through us.

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