Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Κύριος Notes :Memories and Bread Broken


Walk The World

God as we walk this world,
We want to be a sign,
Our prayers flow into love,
Giving Your life.
Broken but singing,
Our hearts keep shining.
Let my life shine, come and let my heart shine,
We’re going to walk the world and lift the bread and wine,
Like the stars shine, come and let our hearts shine,
In a dark world, we lift the bread and wine.
Charlie Hall

Scripture Reflection: Luke 24
25He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

The footprints of the suffering servant can be found all the way from Genesis through the prophets right to the Psalms. Lord Jesus why is it that somethings that are so plain to see are so difficult to discern. These men were not trying to be difficult or slow, but that is the way that it turned out. Slow of heart...what does that mean Lord? Connecting the dots of faith took them more time that it really needed to...they were wondering what all of it meant when they should have already known. How often do I find myself in the same place Lord...slow of heart. I see the outlines but just can't seem to make out the forest for the trees.

Then you have to take me by the hand again and show me the ways of faith, obedience and grace.

28As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

What was it about the bread broken that somehow gave them eyes that allowed them to see You Lord Jesus? Was it the memory of just a few days prior your breaking the bread with them and the passing the cup?

When you are work in my heart Lord Jesus there are physical signs of that work. "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked"--Is a good way to put it...there is the affirmation of the Holy Spirit that just make clear what has not been clear before.

Lord Jesus in this day, work in my heart. Help me to have open eyes and an open heart to the things that are plain to you and yet somehow mystify my soul. Help me not to be slow of heart.

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