Two disciples are on the road, travelling to Emmaus in the days immediately following Jesus’ death. The resurrected Christ joins them on their way, and yet the two disciples don’t recognize him!! In fact this whole episode takes place on the very day of resurrection, though they don’t yet understand that he’s risen, only that something fishy has happened. A most incredible thing happens in the midst of their doubts and questions on the road.
There are seasons in post-resurrection life when we have a really hard time recognizing Jesus. Could it be that he is hiding in plain sight, engaging us in our questioning and uncertainty, anticipating the moment of insight and disclosure?