Verse for Today: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Luke 24:30 – When Jesus was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him.
The hand of God touches His broken hearted children in special ways. It doesn’t matter if they are a large crowd, a small group or even one person, but He reaches out to them to heal their broken hearts. He gives them nearness and fills them with His presence. He takes time to converse with them and answer all their genuine queries. He recognizes their needs and meets those needs. He takes effort to break bread for them whether they are 5,000 or just 2 people. At Emmaus, Jesus took time to heal the two broken hearted disciples. Today He examines our hearts to see our real needs and comes near us to meet those needs. He finds time to have fellowship with those who are hungry for Him like these disciples at Emmaus. But He is more concerned about spiritual hunger which He alone can meet. Jesus walks with the hungry souls and talks to the heavy hearted. He reveals His glory with those you seek to see Him and His greatness. When He speaks to the broken hearted, their hearts burn with the fire of passion for God and His Word. All of these ministries that He extended to the disciples on the Emmaus Road are available to us today if we deeply crave for Him and nothing else in this life. Our deep cravings for Him are known to Him as He examines our hearts, and then He comes to meet these cravings. Once He fills the vacuums in our hearts and heals our broken hearts, our lives will change dramatically as in the case of these disciples who quickly went to find their other brethren to share how they found the resurrected Jesus. No matter what our inner needs are today, Jesus would come to us to meet those needs and give us a new beginning with a new agenda for Him.
Dear reader, if you are going through a time of heartaches and anguishes, Jesus will come near you to heal your broken heart and remove all anguishes. If you are restless, He will touch your life and give you rest and peace. If you have unanswered questions about your situations, you will be able to share it all with Him and He will clarify your concerns. If there is confusion and doubt about your future, He will remove it and give you reassurances and hope. If you are like Thomas with a heart full of doubt, He will not scold you, but will give you opportunity to remove your doubts. He loves to spend special time with you all alone to strengthen your faith so as to remove your apprehensions. If you feel all alone in a garden like Mary Magdalene, He will come to speak to you. If you are afraid of your situation and lock yourself up, He will come to your dark corner to shed light into your heart and take away all fears. Where there is lack of faith, Jesus will come to increase your faith. He will never leave you alone nor forsake you in times of distress. No matter how dreadful your situation is, your Lord will take charge of you and your problems and carry your burdens. He will come to turn your situation of anguishes and misery into one of joy and satisfaction. He will open your inner eyes to see His glory which will shed light into your dark situation and make it bright.
Ephesians 1:18 – I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
Thought for Today
When we are in God’s presence, we see Jesus in His glory which takes away all our anguishes and heartaches.
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