Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
This passage brings to light the difference between the natural and the supernatural realms, and it also highlights the possibility of traveling between both realms. The disciples met with the resurrected Jesus, but were unable to recognise Him. Even though their eyes were wide opened, and there were no record of diseases or ailments with their sights by the writer. After three years of working, eating, sleeping, walking, climbing, praying, preaching, and teaching together; on that faithful day, Jesus was only a complete stranger with some deep spiritual insights. They failed to discern the resurrected Jesus Christ!
Friends it takes more than skills, talents and other natural abilities to move into the next phase of our destiny, we need a touch of God! In the spirit of types, shadow, symbols and metaphors; the bread stands for the word of God (spoken or written). The word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit is the catalyst that inspires the opening and knowing of God’s plan for our time and our lives.
Hence the Holy Spirit, bearing witness in their spirits, hence the strange sensation they felt on the inside; something inside so strong. Hence the word had to be broken by Jesus; bringing it down to their level of understanding, so they could truly see and know Him!