It's quite a list of people who have had their direction changed: Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Samuel, David, Elijah, and on and on. Then there's Moses.
Moses thought his life was set as a shepherd for his father-in-law until that burning bush that wouldn't burn up showed itself. Moses gets the call to go and confront the most powerful ruler in the western world, and demand the release of his slaves. Sure, the one place and the one person that Moses wanted nothing to do with, that's where God wants to send him. Moses has some complaints and protests about this assignment, but God isn't changing the divine mind on this one. Moses will change his life's direction. Moses will learn that his job is to be faithful and leave the outcome in God's hands, something we're quite reluctant to do ourselves.
Then in Luke, we have the story of two disciples fleeing what could be an imminent persecution in Jerusalem. They're on the road to neighboring Emmaus, final destination unknown. As they chat about the events of that day - news about the missing body of Jesus - and the events preceding, they suddenly discover another fellow walking along with them.
This stranger shockingly knows nothing about what has been happening in Jerusalem. They fill him in, expressing their disappointment that this Jesus fellow wasn't the Promised One like they'd hoped. The stranger scolds them for misunderstanding what this fellow Jesus was all about.
As they decide to stop for the day, they invite the stranger to join them. In breaking bread together, they realize who it is. What do you think Jesus says to change their direction? The answer will surprise you.
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