â€œThen he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, â€œThis is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.â€ Luke 24:45-46
I was reading yesterday about the disciples on the road to Emmaus. I thought about how I would have loved to have been part of that conversation! Christ himself â€œbeginning with Moses and all the prophetsâ€ explaining what the whole Scripture said about himself. When I open the Scriptures there is so much revealed, but so much still hidden. Over and over again I discover something new, some gem I have missed before.
And I can relate to the sentiment, â€œWere not our hearts burning with us while heâ€¦opened the Scriptures to us?â€ As I read Luke 24:45-46 I felt that flame once again ignited within me. What an amazing message! Repentance and forgiveness available to all through Jesus Christ! That is a message that should never cease to burn in our hearts and shine in our lives.