We are in the final week of a six-week series called Lost and Found. We continue to explore how the promises of God are fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. In this series, we look at some of the parables of Jesus as well as his death and resurrection. These stories are mixed with immense grief, loss, celebration and joy. We discover that the very character of the Triune God is about restoration and reconciliation of relationships. For what has been lost has been found.
In this episode, we explore the story known as “The Road to Emmaus.” This story wraps up the themes of journey, hospitality and table fellowship, and scriptural fulfillment. It also foreshadows the events in the Book of Acts when Philip encounters an Ethiopian eunuch. It also has echoes of the Last Supper and the feeding of the thousands. The travelers on the way to Emmaus from Jerusalem, following Jesus’ death, join the voices of the women and testify to his resurrection. However, before they can get to that point, they must see beyond his crucifixion to the acceptance and reality that Jesus’ ministry continues and that he is the redeemer for all people.