Luke 22-24 is the familiar (but nonetheless always awesome, inspiring, convicting, and heartbreaking) account of Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection.
What is one key verse?
Luke 24:15-16, 21
“While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.”
“But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel…”
This verse stuck out to me because for the first time reading it I connected the ideas of the disciples not recognizing Jesus with their unfulfilled hopes for him. I think we often miss Jesus’ presence and action in our life because it looks different from what we hope or expect it to be.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
It reminds me that God is not subject to me or my ideas of what’s right or wrong, and shows me that when I’m stubborn and inflexible with my personal expectations I’m setting myself up to miss the bigger things that God is doing.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
I think there is (more than) a hint of disappointment in the disciples’ reaction to Jesus’ death. It makes me wonder how often I’ve been disappointed in people simply because I had the wrong expectations for them, rather than because they actually failed in some way.
How will you go with God because of this reading?
I will strive to be more intentional about seeing Jesus in all things, even in ways I wouldn’t ordinarily expect. I will also look to notice and appreciate the ways God is moving in my life even if it isn’t how I would like it or hope for it to be.
Where did you see Jesus?
The question is where can you be seeing Jesus where you currently aren’t? *drops mic*