“How slow of heart you are to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” – Luke 24:25 (Luke 24:13-32)
The church, which be Skip’s crew, be a body of folks who must have spiritual food. This food is the Word of Skipper. Tha Sun told tha devil once, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4) Not some, but all Skip’s words—even those that near ’bout make us gag when we be choking ’em down.
Now late on that first day when some folks realized tha Sun’s body be missing from tha tomb, two fellers took off fer Emmaus. While walking they happened upon a stranger who asked ’em how come tha pair be so glum.
Cleopas answered, “This fellow Jesus was a prophet. He was powerful in deed and word before God. We had hoped he would redeem Israel.” Tha pair then shared how Roman soldiers killed him. Cleopas added, “But a vision of angels told some of our friends that he was alive.”
Tha stranger replied, “How foolish you are.”
Now had he stopped right thar we might thing tha stranger be scolding ’em fer believing that a feller, any feller, would restore Israel while it be under tha rule of Rome. Only he went on ter say, “Did not tha Christ have to suffer such things and then enter his glory?”
Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets tha stranger then explained how tha Sun be mentioned all through tha Scriptures and how each time his person be brought up, it points ter him coming ter save folks from thar sins and restore ’em ter right companionship with Skip.
Nearing tha town and it being ’bout dusk, they begged tha stranger ter spend tha night with ’em. At first he held back. Finally, though, he give in. When tha stranger broke a piece of bread and give it to ’em, thar eyes whar opened. Right then they seen that tha stranger be tha Sun.
Later, after tha Sun vanished right be fer thar very eyes, Cleopas said, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked and opened the Scriptures to us?”
This be tha power of tha Sun’s Holy Spirit of Truth when joined with Skip’s Code of Conduct: eyes be open, ears be unstuck, hearts melt.
Smart folks always be coming with new ways ter try and “revive” a dying part of Skip’s crew, but only one thing be necessary: Feed ’em more of Skip’s words and less of men’s blabbering.
How slow of heart be ya ter believe all tha prophets ‘ave spoken? That be tha question tha Sun put ter Cleopas and his friend. That still be tha question put ter us.
If yer heart be slow, open Skip’s Code of Conduct and ask his Holy Spirit of Truth ter reveal tha Sun ter ya. Reading Skip’s Code with his Holy Spirit of Truth as yer teacher ‘ill near ’bout always get yer heart ter beating fast, and if it don’, ask Skip ter massage yer heart ’till it be tender ter his touch.