The way that Jesus revealed His resurrection to the two disciples as recorded in verses 13-36 is really no different than the way that He moves today to reveal Himself. First, the prophecy of His resurrection is contained in Holy Scripture. Second, He personally reveals Himself. (To us, of course, through the Holy Spirit) Third, He confirms that reality to every person according to the need in each person’s life. Then, everything comes down to belief.
The last week of Jesus’ life is often called “Passion” Week. Jesus communicated His passion for people through the last week of His life.
You have read these chapters many times before, but today reflect on His passion as though His love is just for you. As you read the beating that Jesus took, know that He took it just for you. As you read the mockery, “Save yourself!” remember that He did not save Himself so that He could save you. As you read that He breathed His last, rejoice that He would be resurrected. However, the death that He died, He died for you so that you might be dead to sin (Romans 6:10-11).
Most of all know that here is His passion—for you to know Him!
For you to know Him—that is His passion!
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.