And it came about that while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself approached, and began traveling with them.

Luke 24: 36

Reading:  Luke 24: 13-29

The women may have been the first to see the resurrected Christ on Easter Sunday, but they were not the only ones.

Some time that afternoon, two disciples encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus. They were not expecting anything like that to happen and had, in fact, left Jerusalem because they thought the whole Jesus thing was over. Like the women, they did not at first realize that they were walking and talking with Jesus. It’s as if their eyes were deliberately blinded. 

I find it quite humorous that Jesus rebukes them for their unbelief, their giving up, their not believing the Scriptures concerning the Messiah – and proceeds to lead them in the greatest Bible study of all times.

The moment he broke bread with them, their eyes were opened and they recognised Jesus. At that moment, he disappeared from their table, their home and their sight. And they hastened back to Jerusalem to tell the others that, far from being over, this whole Jesus thing was alive and well. When they got there, it was to find that Jesus had already appeared to the women and Peter.

Can you just imagine the thrill and the excitement that was pulsating around that room! It’s real. It’s real. It’s all, incredible as it seems, true. Oh, that is a revelation that can carry you through every storm and trial of life. Have you had it?


Father, please give me increased revelation of the importance of Jesus' resurrection.

For the family

Continue doing this 15-day devotional study about Easter that is suitable for children.