Having Eyes To See

In Matthew 13:13-16 Jesus talked about the importance of having “eyes that see.” He told the
disciples there eyes were blessed because they see…but do we always see clearly? In Luke
24:1-53 two disciples were returning to Emmaus discouraged about the crucifixion of Jesus.
They didn’t possess “Easter Eyes” (eyes to see) and didn’t even recognize Jesus Himself when
He was walking and talking to them that third day. Three quick thoughts:

1. Why didn’t they recognize Jesus? They had their

Three Words

“It is finished.” John 19:30 These three words are the last words Jesus spoke before he died on the cross. This weekend, people all over the world will be celebrating “Easter”. I wonder how many of them are like I once was, not understanding what it is that Jesus finished.

To look at what Jesus finished let’s begin with what he started. John 1:1-2 (TLB) 1 Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. 2 He has always been alive and is himself God. It is important for us to know that Jesus has always been and He is God. Philippians 2:6-7a (NLT) 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. I don’t know about you, but I am in awe of what God the Son – Jesus, chose to do for us. He gave up His “div