Luke 26:30,31: Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him.
We’ve all been in the company of people we don’t know. We sometimes feel suspicious of them, judgmental and uncomfortable around them. These feelings are often based on what we call first impressions. But once we get to know them, our opinions change. And getting to know them takes time and talk.
This story in Luke happened after Jesus rose from the dead. They walked the road to Emmaus trying to figure out all the events that had happened.
Suddenly, a stranger came up to them and began to talk to them. At first, they had no idea who He was, but how He spoke compelled them to continue.
When they came to the house, they urged Him to stay with them. At meal time, He took bread, and when He broke it, their eyes were opened and they knew Him. In the Scriptures, God’s word is referred to as “bread from Heaven.” It’s when we break open the Bible and read it that we know Him.
Maybe you have some suspicions about God. Perhaps you have misconceptions about Him, or maybe you have past judgments on Christianity by the inconsistencies you’ve seen in others.
Before you draw your conclusions, break the bread of life, open the Bible and read for yourself. Learn about Him there.