On the day of Christ's resurrection, the disciples were walking along the road to Emmaus completely unaware that Jesus was, in fact, alive. They were downcast and depressed about Jesus' death, for they had hoped he was the Messiah—the hope of Israel.

Just as the Lord met his disciples on the road to Emmaus, the Lord wants to meet you today. He wants to meet you in your sadness and in your joy, in your troubles and in your triumphs.

Where might your hope might be deferred? The Lord wants to meet you there.

May the power of Jesus' resurrection fill you with hope this Easter season!