Have you ever been surprised? Have you ever had an “ah-ha” moment? Did it happen when a friend revealed something to you? Was it when a co-worker was explaining a process to you? How did you feel when it happened?
We all experience times when something “clicks” and it all makes sense. We often call them “ah-ha” moments. We may feel elated when it happens. We may feel a bit foolish. We may be amazed. One thing we can’t do is ignore those moments.
Think back to your early childhood, perhaps when you were in first or second grade. Think about learning math. Were you amazed when you suddenly understood how counting by tens worked? Understanding that tens counted just like ones, at least until you got to one hundred seemed simply amazing once you got it.
Perhaps you experienced it when you were learning to drive. You understood that by turning the steering wheel to the left caused the front tires to turn to the left. You figured out that the back wheels simply followed in the tracks of the front wheels. It is these little moments of understanding that set us up to understand more complex machinations later in life.
Have you had an “ah-ha” moment with Jesus? Have you begun to understand who he is? Are you piecing together more information to further your understanding? Jesus provides us with many clues and insights to His character, identifying who He is.
We see in today’s passage that a few of His followers had invited Him to eat supper with them yet didn’t know who He was. But once He broke the bread, gave thanks for it, and gave it to them, they recognized Him. They had an “ah-ha” moment. They finally understood why He was so knowledgeable about the Scriptures and prophecy of the Messiah. They realized why their hearts were burning while He was walking and talking with them.
Can you imagine this type of moment? You are talking to a person you met while on a trip. You think there is something oddly familiar about them. While in conversation you keep thinking, trying to determine where you may have seen them before. Suddenly, you realize they were a bit player in a television show you watched. Something similar to this happened to me in the Seattle airport. I saw one of the captains from the Deadliest Catch.
I pray we all have an “ah-ha” moment with Jesus. I pray we put the pieces together and finally understand who He is. I pray each one of us recognize Jesus as the Son of God, our Lord and Savior. Open your eyes. See Jesus for who He is. Come to the true realization that He is your Lord and Savior.
Luke 24:30-31 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.