44 Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Law from Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. 46 He said to them, “This is what is written: the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and a change of heart and life for the forgiveness of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 Look, I’m sending to you what my Father promised, but you are to stay in the city until you have been furnished with heavenly power.” 50 He led them out as far as Bethany, where he lifted his hands and blessed them. 51 As he blessed them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. 52 They worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem overwhelmed with joy. 53 And they were continuously in the temple praising God. (Luke 24:44-53, CEB)
I would love to have been there for verse 45. Then Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures. Now remember the scriptures at that point in time were the Hebrew Scriptures. The New Testament had not been written yet. But to have your mind opened so you understood the scriptures!
I would love to say that I understand the scripture and what they say and how they impact my life. But when I open the Bible and read a passage I think I have figured out something new hits me and I’m back at square 1. It is frustrating and hard to try to say I get it, when it seems like I hardly ever do.
But we have the power of the Spirit living in us and God will continually guide us to know how to live.
So go into the world loving as you go.
Love People. Love God.