"Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself" (Luke 24:27 NLT).
what do you know, Christ conducted a Bible class. He led the Emmaus bound duo
through an Old Testament survey course, from the writings of Moses (Genesis
through Deuteronomy) into the messages of Isaiah, Amos, and the others. He
turned the Emmaus trail into a biblical timeline, pausing to describe… the Red
Sea rumbling?... Jericho tumbling?... King David stumbling? Of special import
to Jesus was what the "Scriptures said about Himself." His face
watermarks more Old Testament stories than you might imagine. Jesus is Noah,
saving humanity from disaster; Abraham, the father of a new nation; Isaac,
placed on the altar by his father; Joseph, sold for a bag of silver; Moses,
calling slaves to freedom; Joshua, pointing out the promised land.
"took them through the writing of Moses and all the prophets." Can
you imagine Christ quoting Old Testament Scripture? Did Isaiah 53 sound this
way: "I was wounded and crushed
for your sins. I was beaten that you might have peace" (v. 5)? Or
Isaiah 28: "I am placing a
foundation stone in Jerusalem. It is firm, a tested precious cornerstone that
is safe to build on" (v. 16)? Did He pause and give the Emmaus students a
wink, saying, "I'm the stone Isaiah described"? We don't know His
words, but we know their impact. The two disciples felt "our hearts
burning within us while He talked" (Luke 24:32 NIV).
-- Max Lucado in Fearless:
Imagine Your Life Without Fear