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Do You Not Know What Has Happened?

by Don Ruhl

Read the Bible in a Year This evening read Luke 24:1--35

Do You Not Know What Has Happened?

The eyes of two men are restrained so that they cannot recognize Jesus. He asked them what kind of conversation were they having.

18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?" (Luk. 24:18).

Imagine someone walking down the sidewalk on September 13, 2001 in New York City. He hears two men talking sadly of the terrorist attacks. Then he asks them what kind of conversation are they having. How do you think they would respond? My guess is that they would say words very close to what Cleopas and his friend said. "Are you the only stranger in New York City, and have you not known the things which happened there in these days?"

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was the ultimate terrorist attack. How it affected the people of Jerusalem, and the rest of the world since that time, is even greater than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Two thousand years from now, will people be affected by the events in America? Probably very little, but they will continue to be affected by what happened two thousand years ago, just as much as we are today. Think today on the ways that Jesus has changed your life.

Don Ruhl Church of Christ 220 NE Savage Street Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-1310 541-476-3100

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