And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:27-32)
Sometimes Christians give the impression that we are religious people who have everything together. We tend to speak only about our “blessings” or the ways that God has given us “victory” in life. But that is a lopsided prosperity-gospel Christianity. Just consider the Man we follow. “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” God is most high and worthy to be praised above all, yet he walks with us in humility. He is the God who was born into abject poverty. He is the God who washed the dirty feet of his followers. He is the God whose sacrament is broken bread and poured out wine. He is the God who “humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” And he invites us to walk with him by faith.
We are gathering together on Sunday nights at 5pm at our house (835 Stanley Street) to share a meal, discuss the Bible, pray for our city, and form a diverse community of faith. We are learning to walk together in humility with our humble Savior.