Road to Doubt
“Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart
To believe in all that the prophets have spoken!”
Well, here we are post-Easter, hoping that the sermons we heard and songs we sang find a place in our hearts. Some say the account of the Resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith. To retrace the steps of our Lord and Savior that led to the redemption of our souls is monumental to our faith.
I believe most of us travel a “Road to Doubt” like the road to Emmaus. The interesting thing is there is no Emmaus and there is speculation where it was. All we know is it may be about 7 miles from Jerusalem. The same as the “Road to Doubt”, a road to nowhere. We all believe that the resurrection took place and will wholeheartedly claim the victory won at the cross. The problem comes in believing in the power of the resurrection that indwells every believer.
“But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel” was the expectation shared by one of the Disciples. The “Road to Doubt” is filled with unmet expectations that can cause us to live powerless to fear. The travelers were living in the crucifixion without the resurrection. The crucifixion paid the price for our sins, but the resurrection defeated sins effect and power over us. We are no longer slaves to sin but to God.
The walk down the Emmaus road started with blinders and ended with revelation. What took place in between was the glue that holds it all together. “And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” The proof in the pudding as some would say was expounded to these two blessed men. Of all the places Jesus could have gone it was the road to nowhere talking to two doubters.
“Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther”. Still not knowing it was Jesus but being drawn in by His words they convinced Him to go with them. It was the Word of God that spoke the Words of God that drew them closer to the truth of God.
“Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.”
Does Jesus want to meet you on your “Road to Doubt”? Do you need to be reminded of the Truth that there’s power in the name of Jesus? Can you relate to these two guys who wondered, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” Invite Him in, include Him into your thoughts and anxieties. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Amen
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at email@example.com
Think About This: “It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.”―
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