Luk 24:28-28, 28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.
Seven mile walk could be covered roughly in 2hrs. That is about how long Jesus had been walking, speaking/preaching His 2 disciples. The disciples were so moved that while their journey came to an end and should have parted company, they bid Jesus to remain with them at least for the night.
Picture how big of a deal it would been if we had a copy of the classic sermon Christ preached to them on the way. We do have a taste of it in other scriptures. In our day, God has given us shepherds/expositors to explain passages for our revelation and understanding. The challenge with our generation is the ability to endure even a 30 mins preaching especially if it’s not a message about self but Christ. Those that have experienced the pleasure and profit of communion with Christ cannot but beg more of His company and teaching, and bid Him not only to walk with us all day but in addition abide with us through the night too. “We have a great need for Christ, and we have a great Christ for our need” (Charles Spurgeon).