March 30, 2016

Read Luke 24:13-35
I recently ate at a restaurant that had an entire wall covered with framed and autographed pictures of celebrities who had eaten there over the years. I have to admit that there were quite a few of them I didn’t recognize, particularly if they were sports figures. As we tried to make out the scrawled signatures, it occurred to me that I could have been eating dinner within close proximity of these people and not even known it. There’s no telling how many photo ops I might have missed. I could have been in the presence of someone the world considers to be famous and had absolutely no idea.
The men walking on the road to Emmaus were walking in the presence of the most famous person who ever lived, and they had no idea. As Jesus walked alongside them, explaining how Scripture supported Him being the Christ, they were kept from recognizing Him. It was only after Jesus came in and gave thanks for the food, breaking the bread in front of them, that they realized who He was. Jesus then disappeared, and they hurried back to Jerusalem to tell the disciples that the resurrection was true.
But the resurrection is true for more than just that one day over 2,000 years ago. Jesus is still alive and walks alongside us every day. He’s there when we go out and when we come in, when we lay down and when we rise up.
Do we recognize His presence?

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.