Our Monthly Message Based in Faith
Dear Ethiopian friends,
We send our greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus. We pray that you had a good Easter celebration with family and friends.
Message for May 2022
After all the events that happened in Jerusalem with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus three days later. Luke tells the story of two friends to help us understand that Jesus truly was the son of God who came to bring salvation to all.
Luke24:13 – The Emmaus Road.
As two followers of Jesus were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus they were discussing all the events that had taken place in the past few days. I am sure they had hoped that Jesus was the Messiah who was going to set Israel free from Roman occupation. They had hoped and were disappointed as they had not understood the events that had taken place.
As they walked along Jesus joined them on their journey, but they did not recognise Him. He said to them “what are you talking about to each other? They replied “are you the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that have been happening these last few days?” As they walked along Jesus explained to them what was said about himself in the all the Scriptures, beginning with Moses and the writing of all the prophets.
As they came to Emmaus they invited Jesus to stay with them as it was getting dark. So he went in to stay with them. He sat down to eat with them, took the bread and said the blessing. Then he broke the bread and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised Him – look at my hands and my feet and see it is I, Jesus. Then they understood the scripture and He said to them it is written: The Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all people.
We all face disappointment and sometimes do not understand the things that happen to us… But we can always trust that Jesus is walking with us day after day. He can open our eyes and help us to recognise the truth that brings salvation, whether we recognise Him or not, He understands
Our love and God bless you.
Susan & Maurice