These guys were discouraged. Life had suddenly become gloomier than it had ever been. The man they took for the Messiah had just died a gruesome death. Now what?
They were confused. Some women they knew said the body of Jesus was gone and claimed to see angels who said He was alive. Alive. What? This was all going to take some time to process.
What they didn’t realise was that they were walking and talking with the risen Jesus at that very moment.
Then He said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?’ And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” – Luke 24:25-27 (NKJV)
Too often the Lord gets my attention the same way: “O foolish one!” (literally, “without mind, without sense”) In this case, He kept their attention for a long time – and the students took it all in. Later, they recalled it:
And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?'”- Luke 24:32 (NKJV)
No question, that was the best Bible study we all ever missed. Still, there’s one more thing Jesus said that we should all probably take more seriously.
These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” – John 14:25-26 (NKJV)
May our hearts and minds be open to everything the Spirit desires to teach us.