Then their eyes were opened. Luke 24:31
The disciples were walking through sorrow like none they had ever experienced before. Their Lord was dead, and no explanation could account for it, no theology could soothe their aching hearts.
Pouring out their grief to a stranger as they walked along the road to Emmaus, they wrestled with their world gone mad. Nothing made sense. All their hopes were shattered.
Then their eyes were opened.
So it is with us. There are no answers, no reasons to account for all that has gone wrong in our lives. Each of us has walked through bewildering times when it seems that our Lord has left us all alone. But then, as we pour out our sorrows to the One who seems a stranger, our eyes are opened. Then we learn the truth. We discover that He was there all along, walking with us, comforting us, telling us the truth, responding to our invitation for Him to enter our lives and make His home with us.
PS. Somewhere between 25% and 50% of all adults are survivors of sexual abuse. In many ways it is the elephant in the room. On 7/6/2019 in Inner Wealth we look at 5 things every survivor of sexual abuse should know. In addition, I also address marriage and Inner Wealth, as well as other avenues of healing.