PROVIDING AN INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE
Have you ever been present when a child learns something new for the first time? The light in their eyes sparkles with comprehension, and a crooked smile of awe appears when their mind makes the connection between what they used to know about the world and the new piece of information that just changed everything.
That is how I imagine the expression of the disciples who unknowingly walked with Jesus after his resurrection. They were trying to make sense of the events of the previous week, including the crucifixion and the reports of the empty tomb, and Jesus explained all about himself from the Law and the Prophets (Lk. 24:27). When he finally allowed them to visually recognize him and then disappeared, they reflected on what he taught them from the scriptures and how it had affected them, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked with us” (Lk. 24:32)?
At the end of July, I accompanied 3 other Christians to the African country of Mozambique, to help lead a preacher training event for 12+ men and their families. O