Thursday, April 28, 2011

A.R. - Day 4

Be Still:  Dear Father, thank you for the Bible.  Thank you that all of it, both Old Testament and New, point us to Your redeeming work in the world.  May we read Your word today and every day.  In the name of our risen Savior, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Be Strengthened:  Luke 24:25-36
25He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.  30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
33They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." 35Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. 36While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

Be Stretched: 
“How foolish you are!”  Jesus chided the two, and then opened their eyes so that they could see the truth.  Today, ask our loving Father to point out areas where you are foolish, and do not understand.  Then, pray that your heart, too, will burn within you, as your eyes are opened to the truth of His holy, inspired words.  And, don’t keep it to yourself!  Like the two, get up, get out, and tell others how the Lord has met you!

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