The disciples didn't know that Jesus was walking with them. They were too caught up in their disappointment when things didn't turn out the way they expected. They failed to see that God's plan was working out perfectly- beyond what they could ever ask or imagine.
What if things don't turn out "my way"? Am I going to be too caught up in my disappointment to see that the Lord is walking right beside me and that everything is turning out just how He planned? Better that I let Him lead the way and enjoy His path. He knows how to get me exactly where He wants me to go.
(PS- I hate having these kind of "revelations." They make me nervous about what is next!)
The disciples didn't understand either the events happening around them or the meaning of the Scriptures until Jesus explained them. They thought they knew what was going on and they thought they knew what the Scriptures foretold. They were definitely wrong. I guess I also think I'm pretty darn good at interpreting my little world and that I understand the Bible.
What am I missing? What perspectives and viewpoints am I closed to because of my own sin and because of the culture in which I live? I need to invite the Holy Spirit to open my eyes so that I can understand both the world around me and the Bible in my hand. I don't want to miss out on anything He has to offer.