Easter in the Church Garden – 4. The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus – the Journey of Life with Jesus

The Story

Later that day two friends of Jesus were walking home from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. They were joined by someone they didn’t recognise. The stranger asked them what they were talking about. “You must be a visitor to Jerusalem,” said one of them, “if you haven’t heard about Jesus of Nazareth who was a great prophet and now he has been crucified. We hoped he was going to save us all. And what is more, some of our women came and told us that they had been to the tomb early this morning and seen a vision of angels who said Jesus was alive. Yes, and some of our friends went to the tomb too and it was empty, but they didn’t see Jesus.”

As they walked along, Jesus explained to them all that the prophets had said about the suffering, death and resurrection of the Christ. They invited him into their home for a meal, and before they ate he gave thanks for the bread and broke it, and began to give it to them. Then they recognised Jesus and he vanished from their sight.

The two friends hurried back to Jerusalem with the good news. Jesus is alive!


As you leave the church garden and continue on your journey through life, remember that Jesus is with you – even at the times when you don’t recognise him. If you would like to read more about Jesus, take a copy of St. Luke’s Gospel from the box nearby. It’s yours to keep.


About Patricia Duxbury

I have lived in Lancashire for over 30 years, the last 15 of them in Clitheroe. I'm a former teacher and a member of St. Mary Magdalene's Church. I sing in the Church choir and am in the Open Church Group.

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