This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Luke 24:13-35, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
There were two friends walking to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking about everything that had happened in Jerusalem. While they were talking, Jesus himself came and walked with them, but they didn’t know it was Him.
Jesus asked them, “What are you talking about?”
The friends stopped walking and looked sad. One of them, named Cleopas, answered Him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
Jesus asked, “What things?”
The friends said to Him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.
Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”
Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
Then, Jesus explained to them what the Bible says about Him. He talked about how the prophets had said that the Christ would suffer and die before He could enter into His glory. The two listened carefully as Jesus spoke to them.
When they reached their destination, Jesus pretended to go farther, but they begged Him to stay with them because it was getting late. While they were having dinner together, Jesus took bread, blessed it, and broke it. Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they realized it was Jesus! But then, Jesus disappeared from their sight.
The friends looked at each other and said, “Didn’t you feel your heart burning inside you when Jesus was talking to us on the road and explaining the Scriptures?” They were so excited that they decided to go back to Jerusalem immediately.
When they got there, they found the eleven apostles and some other friends gathered together. The friends exclaimed, “Jesus has risen from the dead and appeared to Simon!” The friends then told everyone about what had happened on the road and how they had recognized Jesus when He broke the bread with them.
Everyone was amazed and happy to hear this news, and they praised God for His goodness and mercy. They knew that Jesus was truly alive and with them, and they were filled with hope and joy.
- Jesus is alive!
- Jesus is the Savior of the world.
- Jesus can appear to us in different ways.
- Jesus can explain the Bible to us.
- We can share the good news of Jesus with others.