November 14

And He said to them, ‘What things?’ So they said to Him, ‘The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth… But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.’ Luke 24:19-24

The disciples on the Emmaus road were filled with sadness at Jesus’ death, and they simply did not believe He was risen. Jesus began to minister faith to their depressed hearts by asking them a question. He made them speak out what they knew. If they had listened carefully to themselves, they would have realised that God was doing something wonderful. The cure of our unbelief is in our own mouths if we will go over what God has done in our lives till now. God does not leave a thing half-finished – He will surely complete it. The supernatural is so strange to us that every time God does something beyond our power to explain, we tend to doubt it. There is no rational reason why there cannot be angels, or why Jesus Christ cannot be risen from the dead. Listen to yourself speak, and realise that God’s answer is not in adding to what you already know, but in causing you to see what you know from His point of view. Jesus lived in supreme consciousness of the supernatural. He became ‘naturally supernatural’ and He expects the same of us. Linguists talk of passing a barrier in learning a foreign language, when they begin to think in it. The realm of faith is a language all believers speak, but we must go further, and begin to think in it.