A Walk To Remember : From Burdened Hearts To Burning Hearts

A Walk To Remember : From Burdened Hearts To Burning Hearts

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32

After the crucifixion and death of Christ , the disciples had burdened hearts. They were experiencing disappointments over the death of Christ. They were so disappointed that the messianic kingdom they were expecting to come through JesusChrist did not materialize. They much awaited deliverance from the Roman rule did not happen. They had been waiting for so long for the coming of the Messiah to give them freedom from Roman rule and to make the nation Israel to be a powerful nation once again. They were expecting that Christ would change their circumstances and were so disappointed that God did not do what they wanted Him to do. Their mindset is confined only on earthly things.

Jesus saw these disciples as foolish for they had hearts that were slow to believe and comprehend the things of God. Jesus expected them to know the Scriptures and believe all of it. Then Jesus beginning with Moses and all the prophets explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself. Jesus saw that what these burdened hearts needed most was not a spectacular miracle but the Word of God. The Word of God is the most powerful weapon in the christian’s hand. It is more powerful than signs and wonders. It is the most effective weapon in Evangelism. The Spirit of God is alive in His Word. During times of disappointments what we need the most is the Word of God. It is the most effective source of comfort.

Jesus explained the Word to the disciples as a “stranger” to show future teachers and preachers of the Bible that the power is not in the person but in the truth. JesusChrist is the central theme of the Scriptures. The whole of Old Testament all pointed to JesusChrist.

By the time they reached Emmaus, their hearts too have made a journey : from burdened hearts to burning hearts. Their burning hearts are not a product of some ecstatic sensational experience, but as a result of the light of God’s Word being illumined in their hearts. When the warmth of God’s love is shed in their hearts as the Scriptures were explained to them, they began to see Christ in His beauty and greatness. And this is sufficient to turn their hearts from burdened hearts to burning hearts. When we truly see the beauty and glory of Christ in His Word , it is sufficient to turn our sorrows and disappointments into joy.

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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Thanks Cristina,

This is one of my favorite post-resurrection stories. Glad you shared about it here on HubPages!


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila Author

Hi lifrgate great to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing this hub. This is also one of my favorite post resurrection scenes in the New Testament. REmain blessed always. Best regards.


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teacherjoe52 3 years ago

Good morning sister.

Yes with wisdom Jesus easily turns our sorrow into dancing.

God bless you with a dancing heart


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila Author

Hi teacherjoe52 I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for visiting my hub once again. So we have to focus on Jesus amidst the troubles of each day. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Your words are so inspiring and bring the beauty of that famous painting to life. Blessings, dear one.


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila Author

Hi teaches12345 I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing my hub once again. I am greatly encouraged by your comment. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago

Cristina, Amen! Marvelous! You are so insightful! Certainly this is "A Walk to Remember" and to remind us to keep our focus on the Lord! GOD'S WORD is ALIVE and TRUE! It is amazing the plethora of Spiritual Wisdom He has given us in His Word to help us in any and every situation...

As you so so wonderfully stated:"The Word of God is the most powerful weapon in the christian’s hand. It is more powerful than signs and wonders. It is the most effective weapon in Evangelism." Amen! Thank you Lord!

Christina, Thank You for sharing these most encouraging words....

In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans !It is great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by once more. Your visit and comments are great encouragement to me. Truly God's Word is the greatest source of comfort for us and God's Spirit is alive in His Word. REmain blessedalways. Best regards. I am wishing you a great day today.


Alice Abayon Mercader 3 years ago

Continue what you have started , Friend. The Lord is using you in this ministry. God bless you!


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you ate Alice for the encouragement. God bless you always.

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