In Luke 24:13-33, the story of the road to Emmaus, we gain insight into what Jesus’s followers were feeling, thinking, and confused about. It helps answers the questions His followers had in the days following His death and even after they knew the tomb was empty, but still didn’t understand what that meant.
The crux of this passage is verse 21, where the two followers, traveling the road to Emmaus, say, “But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.”
And here lies the problem: Their hope was misplaced in what they wanted to happen or what they thought should happen, instead of what God planned and what He wanted them to place their hope in.
It’s not enough to have hope – it must be in the right thing – and Jesus explains to His followers in this story just what the right hope is.
An outline of this passage could be:
- The Setting of the story of Hope
- The Wrong kind of Hope
- The Source of Hope
- The Right Response to Hope
My family and I wish you and yours a joyous day celebrating the resurrection of our Savior.