One of the most intriguing events in the period between the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ took place on Resurrection Day. Just about every preacher would love to have been there, or at least been a fly on the wall and overhear the conversation. It is briefly mentioned in Mark 16:12, "After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country" (ESV).
A more complete account is given in Luke 24:13-25. "That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles [11 km] from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened" (verses 13-14). "They were deep in conversation..." (Message Bible), "they communed" (ASV) and reasoned, as the Greek text uses a different word from "talking" or "speaking." "This term suggests emotional dialogue and can thus be translated 'debated'" (NET Bible).
Like so many events recorded in the Bible, this "God moment" took place during an activity common to everyday life. Two disciples were walking down a road out of Jerusalem and while they walked a conversation took place. For the record, only one disciple is named, Cleopas (verse 18), and he was not one of the twelve nor is he mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament. Read More