As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” Se he went in to stay with them.
These disciples did not know who the stranger on the road was but they knew he was someone special. He was so special that they wanted to spend more time with him. They didn’t want their time together to come to an end.
When we truly get in touch with the presence of Jesus in our lives we will feed on his presence. We will not ever want it to end. The wonderful good news is that it doesn’t ever have to come to an end because Jesus has promised us his presence at all times. Whenever we don’t feel Jesus is with us is not because Jesus isn’t there, it is because we have lost touch with his presence. Our goal should be to continuously nurture our relationship with Jesus so that we will always be living in his presence.
How can we be more aware of the presence of Jesus?
How can we live in his presence continuously?