This is one of my favorite stories in all of scripture. After we heard the story, we “wondered” about it, a practice of reflection that is part of our Godly Play program. “Wondering” means you ask questions about all aspects of the biblical story. “I wonder how the disciples felt when they first left Jerusalem?” “I wonder why they didn’t recognize Jesus at first?” “I wonder if you have ever lost a friend, or missed a good friend so much?” “I wonder why Jesus didn’t tell them who he was at first?” It was indeed wonder-ful to “wonder” with an all-ages group. And I believe that we were doing something akin to what the disciples did with Jesus on the Emmaus road: pondering the scriptures together, and placing ourselves before the mystery of God’s word as it has been handed down to us.