Good morning, friends in Christ. The readings for this coming Sunday are Psalm 116:1-14; Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 1:17-25; Luke 24:13-35. My Sunday sermons for the next five weeks will focus on the readings from 1 Peter and exploring the question, “What has Easter changed for you?” For today here’s a brief reflection the Gospel reading.

Have you ever gotten to a place in life where nothing was making sense? Are there events in your life that appear to you as a random series of dots that you can’t connect? That’s how Jesus found two of his followers on the road to Emmaus. They had all the facts in front of them, but nothing made sense. They couldn’t see the big picture of what God was doing that Easter day. But Jesus didn’t leave them in that state of confusion. Instead he came and spoke with them, opening the Scriptures to explain the events they had witnessed. Jesus does the same thing for us today. He speaks through Scripture to help us make sense of those sometimes jumbled and troubling experiences of life. He helps us connect the dots and understand how and where God is working. He still breaks bread with us at communion as a sign that you never walk alone no matter where the road may take you. Have a blessed week in the Lord!