Chronological Bible: November 20, Drawing Jesus near…

Read:

  • Mark 16:12-13
  • Luke 24:13-49
  • John 20:19-31
  • Matthew 28:16-20
  • Mark 16:14-18
  • John 21:1-25
  • Mark 16:19-20
  • Luke 24:50-53

“So they drew near to the village to which they were going. [Jesus] acted as if He were going farther, but they urged Him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.’ So He went in to stay with them.” –Luke 24:28-29, ESV

Jesus acted as if He would continue traveling the road. Nothing stopped Him from stopping with the men, except the request of the men. I write quite a bit about how we work alongside Jesus, how we should follow Him wherever He leads. I wonder from this passage if sometimes He wants to just rest with us, but wants to be invited. The men’s plans had them stopping in a town. They enjoyed Jesus’ company, even without knowing Who He actually was at that point. They asked Him to stay; and Jesus obliged.

He invites us to spend time with Him. Maybe it’s time we returned the invitation.

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