A Sermon for Covenant
“Labyrinth to Emmaus”
Covenant Baptist Church, San Antonio
May 4, 2014
Kyndall Rae Rothaus
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We call it the Road to Emmaus, though I am inclined to call it a labyrinth. The Labyrinth to Emmaus: because there is nothing straight-road, straight-line, straight-path about this story. The two men are kept from recognizing Jesus, and Jesus does not instantly make his identity known.
Why not? Why the long meandering journey before they get to understand? Why doesn’t Jesus make a beeline to the revelation of his resurrection? Why not alleviate their grief immediately? Why not help them see straight away? Why not make it easy, make it quick, make it simple, make it straight? Why extend agony and confusion? Why not take them where they need to go as swiftly as possible? Read more →