Our Heart Burning Within Us

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.  And they talked together of all these things which had happened.  And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.  But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Luke 24:13-16, 31-32

After Jesus’ resurrection, he appeared to and walked with these two people on the road to Emmaus.  In the verses 17 through 30, Jesus talks with them and “beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”  These two people had an incredible opportunity: they walked and talked with the risen Saviour, listening to Him speak of Himself and of the Scriptures.  But they didn’t know at the time that it was Him.  “…their eyes were holden that they should not know him.”  It was only after He was gone that they realized Who it was.

After He was gone, having been “vanished out of their sight,” they said to each other, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”  They didn’t know that it was Jesus with whom they talked, but they knew there was something different.  Their hearts burned within them.

It should be the same with us as Christians.  When we hear Jesus speak to us and when we open the Scriptures, our hearts should burn within us.  To a Christian, there is something about hearing the Word of God.  There is something about hearing His voice.  Even when we can’t see Him clearly, we know that He is there, for our heart burns within us.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I loved this Ben .. and how their hearts burned within them. May ours too! God bless you!

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