I’ve was asked to speak this Sunday at our Methodist church in Canyon. I’ve decided to talk about the disciples on the Emmaus road in Luke 24 and what I call “the great surprise.” Their great surprise is the same as that of the shepherds in Luke 2. God had come down to earth. He lived in a body.
And there’s a second great surprise, found in Acts 2 and I Corininthians 12. God is still doing it. Jesus is alive today in a Body, your body, my body.
It’s what my novelette is all about, and it’s what energizes my faith. As the Gospel of Luke says, it’s “good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people” (Luke 2:10).