Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Jesus Himself

Luke 24:15 KJV
And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

Several thoughts came to mind:

"And it came to pass"
Things happen, some good and some not so good. The disciples had just experienced terrible tragedy with the death of Christ. They were reeling with the news that His body was missing and the talk of His possibly being alive. All of a sudden, "Christ Himself drew near." We never know when our own troubles will be dissolved away as Christ Himself draws near.

"While they communed together."
This is the appropriate and Scriptural activity of believers; we commune together. We do that for our mutual benefit and exhortation. We do that to grow in our faith. We do that to be held accountable in our walk.

"Jesus Himself drew near"
It is probably stretching the passage to assert that He drew near because they were communing together. But it is certainly not wrong to suggest that He is more likely to draw near when believers are doing what believers ought to be doing.

"and went with them."
More than merely brushing close by and then escaping their presence, Christ drew near to them and went with them. This is the goal of my life. I long to live in the presence of Christ, with Him going with me in all things.

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