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?”
As the travellers stopped, they ate. I like that this meal is in the context of a journey. This isn’t a prepared feast, it’s not a communion table, it’s a rest stop on a journey. It’s a meal at a service station….
Yet as he breaks bread, mirroring the Passover bread broken a few days over, symbolic of the Passover lamb, Jesus whose body was broken, they recognise their stranger to be their Saviour.
I like the symbolism of this passage, when they go from journeying side by side, to seeing Jesus face to face, they realise who He is. They realise their Messiah is alive! He is Risen!
It’s when they come face to face that revelation comes.
We can rush through life with Jesus by our side, but how often do we stop, sit, come face to face and let our eyes be opened to a deeper revelation of Jesus.