Text: Luke 24: 13-35
What happens when life doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would? Your spouse dies suddenly. Without warning your job is eliminated in one of the worst economic times of the last several decades. The addiction you have fought your whole life seems to be taking control of your life. What you thought brought meaning to you no longer feels fulfilling and you find yourself questioning who you are and the purpose of your life. If you have ever been in this place or felt these feelings, like those early disciples, you have traveled the Emmaus Road. I would venture to say that most of us have had an Emmaus Road experience—the crisis hits and everything you thought you knew, everything that you believed in, everything on which you had staked your life comes into question. Suddenly, you find that you are not sure to whom or what you should turn. The question of who you can trust and what you can believe in is hard to discern. But harder still is to find yourself on the Emmaus Road and feel that you are all alone and wondering if anyone really cares.