“Later these men question: ‘were not our hearts burning within us?’ Is that how we react with burning hearts–when we listen to God, or read His Word?” (Luke 24:32).
We are blessed with the Bible, that we can read at any time. Now available on many forms of technology too, it doesn’t have to be very far away, or hard to find.
These men were relying on word of mouth and stories told about Jesus during his life and ministry–they had reason to have not heard about him, or to know him personally. We have the scriptures all laid out for us and we’re also reading them with hindsight, seeing prophecy fulfilled.
With all the technology and ways that are available to us, the disciples had to work harder than we probably do today, to share the Good News, but maybe their burning hearts caused them to try harder to get the message out.
Life can be busy, or for many of us, maybe not that busy–just challenging. Too busy to share –or with a message burning in our hearts to share?
Prayer: Father, we know the good news of Your Son–His death and resurrection and what that means to us. Help us to be fired up to share what burns on our hearts about You and to make the most of every opportunity You give us. Amen.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful that God walks each step of her life with her, and that He is teaching her new things as she learns to live with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to share those things with others. You can contact her in the Sunroom, or read more of her writing on her blog there.
Does having the Bible so readily available, cause you to take it for granted at times– or do you have a passion to hear and know Him better, so you can share Him more? If reading or holding a Bible is hard for you, what alternate ways have you found to immerse yourself in His Word?
This is the Amy Grant song “Thy Word.” Though it is from 1984, it is still a beautiful song about the power of scripture in our lives. If you are looking for a good Bible app, I recommend Olive Tree. It does have a fee associated with it, but it is an amazing way to keep your notes and highlights in the go. -Lisa