Luke 24:15-16 (ESV) While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
There is just something about Luke 24 as a passage of scripture that I have always been drawn to. It speaks to me often and I have therefore gained from it at important times in my life. So, every now and then I revisit this text to refresh myself in what the Lord has taught me there and to see what else I might get to see.
Today as I was reading it again, I noticed again something I had seen before and it is the title of this article, He whom they had known, had been familiar with over a period of years, they no longer recognized.
Why? Why did they not recognize their Lord and Savior anymore? What had changed? Was it them who had changed or was it the Lord Jesus? I think it was most definitely the Lord who had changed. He was, in so many ways, not who he was in the natural. He had been crucified, died, had been buried and now had been resurrected. He was now, more than ever, their Savior, Lord, God and King. He was, in every sense of the word a glorified new creation of God, transformed in and through the Power of the Lord God Almighty’s Resurrection of him from death.