Luke 24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
The Lord Jesus had been brutally killed on the cross; however, many of His disciples remained unaware of His subsequent resurrection. Luke chapter 24 picks up the narrative as two of His followers walked along talking about the events of His crucifixion. Though not immediately recognized, the Lord showed up in the midst of their communications. The Lord asked them, “What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?” When they told Him of the content of their communications, the Lord rebuked them for their lack of faith in the prophecies of old (Luke 24:25). The two disciples on the road to Emmaus did not expect the Lord Jesus to show up in the midst of their communication, but He did! Would your communication be any different if you believed Christ could “show up” in the midst of your discussion?
- (For children): 1 John 3:20 tells us that God “knoweth all things.” He hears everything we say and even knows what we are going to say before we say it (Psalm 139:4). Let your words be such that God will be pleased with what you and others discuss.
- (For everyone): What would happen if the Lord showed up in the middle of your communications with others? Would He rebuke you for the content of your conversation?
- It is possible, if not probable, that the Lord Jesus will show up when you are in the middle of a conversation. If He were to show up in the midst of your speaking, about what would you want to be talking?
- Ask God to help you have the right manner of communications.
- Ask the Lord to help you think before you speak.