This event occurred after Jesus’ death and resurrection, before His disciples knew He had been resurrected. Two of His followers were traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus, sad and weary.
While they talked, another man joined them. “Why are you so sad?” He asked. Cleopas answered, “Are you a stranger here? Haven’t you heard all that happened in Jerusalem?” They then told the stranger about Jesus, how He had died, and how some women had seen an angel that told them that Jesus was alive.
Then the stranger quoted prophecies recorded in the Scriptures concerning this man, Jesus. When they arrived in Emmaus, they said to the stranger, “Please stay at our house, since it is late.” As they began the evening meal, the stranger took the bread, blessed it and broke it, then gave each one a piece.
Instantly, their eyes were opened and they recognized that the stranger was Jesus. Suddenly, He disappeared. The two men were so happy that they ran back to Jerusalem to tell the disciples that Jesus truly was alive.
All scriptures are paraphrased from the King James Version. Illustration and design by Didier Martin.
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