Luk 24:13-14, 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened.
The journey of life has ways of changing course especially when you least expect it. The change can force you to react which may lead you to act in response. The questions we have to grapple with, are we often too fast to act based on a reaction?
Luke provides insight on two men, disciples of Jesus but not one of the 12 now 11. That these two men on the same day were going to Emmaus. That “same day” was the first day of the week; the day (3rd) on which Christ rose from the dead as they heard. Rather than wait and see, the two left the rest and journeyed from the place. Going 7 miles from away from danger, away from uncertainties. In reaction, they were willing to talk about the invents they heard but with no intention to stay and enquire of the resurrection.
In light of the new message series, let us consider RESPONSE over REACTION. A reaction is instant, it is based in the moment, it is survival-oriented and on some level a defense mechanism. It might turn out okay but often a reaction is something that takes you far from your base. A response on the other hand usually comes gradually. It’s based on information from both the conscious mind and valuable information. It weighs the long term effects and stays in line with your core values.