Approaching Emmaus

Location: Santa Barbara

Friday, September 14, 2007

Beginning the Journey

Two thousand years ago two men left Jerusalem and headed for a small village called Emmaus. While they walked they spoke of the Messiah. On the way, a mysterious man unlocked for them the secret meanings and prophesies of the Old Testament as they concerned the coming of the Messiah, and how they fit the life of one particular man.

Even as they walked, their eyes were opened, but it was not until they reached Emmaus that they saw the man before them was Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah.

I want to see Jesus, so I am beginning a journey to Emmaus. I too will speak of the Messiah--I will reflect on the scriptures. And perhaps a Holy traveler will accompany me along the journey, unlocking secret meanings and prophesies of the Old Testament. May my eyes begin to open as I approach Emmaus.