Luke 24:18 Can You See Jesus?

Luke 24:18 (KJV)
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

The irony of this text is, I am afraid, mostly lost on us. Here is Cleopas asking Jesus if He was new to the area because he’s asking what had happened.

Cleopas knew all about:

  • The ministry of Jesus
  • The miracles of Jesus
  • The claims of Jesus
  • The crucifixion of Jesus
  • The burial of Jesus

he even knew about

  • The empty tomb of Jesus

But he obviously didn’t know Jesus. At least he didn’t know Him well enough to recognize Him as He walked and talked with him.

I am afraid this is the condition of far too many a churchgoer. We know so much about the faith we could “school” the Lord. But we can’t see Jesus when He is right next to us.

Oh, fools and slow of heart to believe.

Lord, help us.

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Luke 24:18 Can You See Jesus?

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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