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Luke 24:13-35

Getting to Know You

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Luke 24:13-35
Getting to Know You

By Lois Parker Edstrom

OBJECTS SUGGESTED: The Bible and/or a biography of a person with whom the children would be familiar.

When you are introduced to someone, how do you decide if this is a person you would like to know better? You listen to what the new acquaintance tells you about herself or himself. You can also learn a lot about someone by noticing what they do – how they treat other people and what they choose to do with their time. Actions give us good information about the character of a person.

Another way to learn more about someone you haven’t known long is to listen to how other people describe him or her. Some famous people have books, called biographies, written about their lives.

The same ideas can be used to learn more about Jesus. Before Jesus ascended to heaven he talked with two disciples who were walking along the road, traveling to Emmaus. While he was with them “he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (24:27).

As we read the Bible, Jesus tells us who he is. We learn about the things he did while he was on earth; his good actions seen in the healings and miracles he performed. And we read how others describe him.

Much of the Bible is a biography of the life of Jesus. Even before he was born there are stories that describe his birth and the things he would do while he lived on earth.

As we study the Bible, Jesus is revealed to us more and more in much the same way he revealed himself to the two disciples traveling to Emmaus. We can get to know him better by reading his remarkable life story, thinking about what it means to us, and praying for guidance.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan