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“Daily Encounters with Christ”
 
Do you believe in coincidences? I do not, I call then God-incidences. I have said it here before but it bears repeating.
 
When I am with my saved grandchildren, I ask them what Christ is teaching them? The other question I ask; have you seen Him at work in your life?
They are not always thrilled when I say I want to talk to them, because they know what I am going to ask. At this point in their lives, their answers are somewhat shallow. That is perfectly normal as they are in the baby stage of Christianity, but they are growing.
 
How would you answer these same questions?
 
You are invited to read the following Scripture passage.
 
Luke 24:13-35
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
 
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.
 
22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”
 
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”
27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.
29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
 
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
 
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”
35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
 
Now we know the Lord kept these guys from knowing who He was until He leads in prayer.
 
In my life, perhaps you can say the same the Lord sends people my way to grow me, to lovingly challenge me and many times within hours I realize that I have had an encounter with the Lord.
 
Through this happening, I went from saying what a coincidence to what a tremendous God-incident.
 
Keep your eyes open and experience a vibrant life of worship with Jesus Christ.

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