So, you’re just you and in your eyes, just an average soul without any credentials to call your own. Maybe just a me, myself and I trying to make it through each day in one piece. There are no miracles or so it seems. There’s nothing spectacular in life ~ never was and still doesn’t seem to be anything of importance. A job is a job and work is work and the day? Well, it just goes along without drama. There’s just nothing extra to give that spark of motivation or to set you apart from the crowd! Sometimes you wonder where the ho-hum, hum drum will give way and elevate to spectacular and if it ever will…..ahh … deep down in your heart of hearts you know it never will.
The good news is ~ there is good news, all wrapped up in a risen Lord, who met two downcast ordinary disciples on the road to Emmaus. He met them on their journey and kept His identity from them until the proper time. At the breaking of bread together, He opened their eyes and they recognized Him as the risen Lord. Ah yes, God is there in the hum drum just as He always has been. He’s not always spectacular in His approach. He doesn’t always speak through the burning bush, or through the parting of the Red Sea. He doesn’t always turn the water into wine or crush the giant with one small stone. Sometimes He keeps us guessing if He’s really there at all! We don’t always see Him or recognize Him but I love how He speaks in the ordinary incidentals of life ~ through the child, in the grocery store, at the cash counter, at the green light and the red and the caution. Through the driver who just told you off in no uncertain terms. Yes, He speaks if we listen. He does walk with us on our Road to Emmaus. We might not recognize Him in our downcast state of mind and despair, but He walks there and He walks with us through our darkest hour. He’s the lifter of our heads. Let Him lift yours today and perhaps you’ll recognize Him as the risen Lord and the Sovereign God, who cares for all your concerns and provides for all your needs. He speaks to the ordinary in ordinary ways! Let’s be thankful for the ordinary hum drum and be silent enough to let Him whisper to our ordinary souls.
Luke 24: 15
“As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus Himself, suddenly came and began walking with them. But God kept them from recognizing Him.”
Luke 24: 30 – 31
“And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight”