LXXV. The Discovery of Christ.

LUKE xxiv. 30, 31. “He took bread, and blessed it, and brake
and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew
Him; and He vanished out of their sight.”
I. THE distribution of bread.
1. The old blessed intercourse between Him and them
had not been put an end to by all that had passed.
2. The true idea of the relation which results from Him
and His presence is that of the family.
3. Where Christ is invited as a guest He becomes the
host. The Christ that is asked to come in order to receive,
abides in order to bestow.
II. The discovery. Their eyes were opened, and they
knew Him.
Where Christ is loved and desired, the veriest trifles of
common life may be the means of His discovery.
III. The distribution and the discovery are followed by
the disappearance of the Lord.
1. Because when Christ’s presence is recognised the
senses may be put aside. When He was manifested to
the heart He disappeared from the eyes.
2. When Christ is discerned, there is work to be done
The vision of Christ binds us to work.
Alexander Maclaren, D.D.