“Abide with Us”

Luke 24:28–32

28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

President James E. Faust said:

“Like the Apostles of old, . . . knowledge and belief [of the resurrected Savior] should transform all of us to be confident, settled, unafraid, and at peace in our lives as followers of the divine Christ. It should help us carry all burdens, bear any sorrows, and also fully savor all joys and happiness that can be found in this life. The disciples [Luke and Cleopas] who walked with the Savior on the road to Emmaus said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?’ (Luke 24:32). No wonder they entreated Him, ‘Abide with us: for it is toward evening,’ and He ‘sat at meat with them’ (Luke 24:29–30). They sought to savor those precious moments and feelings.

“The vacating of the tomb transcended all other events in the history of the world, for it attested that Jesus had not died, but that death itself had been overcome.”

(“The Supernal Gift of the Atonement,” Ensign, Nov. 1988, 14.)

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