Two men walking a road. They were in discussion about events of the time. It was events like none before and would be in the headlines for days to come. What were they to make of things? It was something that was so amazing and couldn't figure out but it also was the hot topic of the day.
Suddenly there's a third. He walks up to them and asks what all this information they are exchanging is all about. The third man knew it was something big as he could see and hear the intensity of the conversation. They walk a little further and stop, standing still. They both looked at the third man with sadness. Then came the words: "Are you unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?" The third man listened and responded, "What things?"
Have you ever found out something well after everyone else? You feel like you missed something or maybe an opportunity passed you by. You're told the news, brought up to date and it stirs you to want to know more. There could be shock or just simple amazement and you wished you had heard it earlier. I know I've missed out on times like that.
What was so unique about the men above? One of them was named Cleopas. We don't know the name of the other but they both were caught up in sadness and unable to stop talking about the situation that took place with Jesus the Nazarene. The third fellow involved, it was Jesus Himself! Can you imagine, the One whom everything was about was being asked, "Are you unaware?" (You can read this in Luke 24.)
How many times do we accuse our heavenly Father of being unaware of things. "Lord, don't you care? Lord, don't you see all this injustice and hurt? Why don't you do something?" The Lord of heaven and earth watches each and every detail. He knows every hurt, every disappointment, every injustice and suffering that takes place. He is aware of the little children starving, to the disease ridden bodies all the way to fighting among nations.
Jesus responds to these two men on the road to Emmaus and to us: "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!" (Luke 24:25) Maybe that's just the problem. No, that is the problem. We are just so slow of heart to believe! We read but believing what we read is another thing. When is the last time you sat down with Jesus, looking to Him and realizing, He knows, He cares and is very aware. I'm just slow of heart to believe!