Prayer: God of forgiveness and new life we thank you for all you have done for us. Help us spread the news of Christ’s resurrection. Thank you for the remembrance of Christ in the breaking of the bread and the drinking of the wine. As our hearts are on fire for you may we share that joy. AMEN
Reading: Luke 24:13-35 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Several, several years back I attended a youth conference that revolved around the story of the Road to Emmaus. If my memory serves me correctly it was titled Hearts on Fire and we had a theme song with the same title. We were charged with going and telling others the news of Jesus’s resurrection. We were told not to be timid and to share with everyone.
I wanted to share the lyrics of that song with you, but I cannot locate it. I did find another one that said something similar. Here are some lyrics for the Song Hearts on Fire by Danny Daniels. “Hearts on fire to see Your kingdom. Hearts on fire to kneel and pray. Hearts of love to tell Your story. Hearts on fire to sing Your praise”
I hope your eyes are open and your heart is on fire to spread the message of God.
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