Regional Assembly Theme Scripture
As you reflect on our theme scripture this week, read it quietly and see which part of the story connects to you in your life at this time. What moment in the story "clicks" for you and grabs your attention?
24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.”
In the story of in our theme text, the people on the road who meet the man they later recognize as Jesus are telling him about what happened the week before. The women who had been to the tomb and seen it empty had gone to tell the Jesus followers what they had seen. Maybe partly because they did not believe them, or maybe because they did, they went to see for themselves.
Since none of us reading this online were alive at the time of Jesus earthly life, so we have no physical experience of seeing a human Jesus. People of faith today rely on the testimony of others and their own experiences in prayer, Bible study, and spiritual companionship and challenge to know the life, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.
One of the reasons we gather for assembly is to compare notes about how these various experiences of Jesus can be shared with others, so that all of us can have a more full vision of Jesus.
At assembly you will be with people of different life experience than yourself. Each of you knows something that others in the group do not know. When we pool our understanding and share our testimonies, we all become more resilient in our faith.