Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis

Curiosity Feeds Your Faith

And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
Luke 24:32 (NKJV)

Unbeknownst to them, Cleopas and another disciple have been walking with Jesus. When they reach town and turn toward home, Jesus moves like He intends to continue His journey. They extend the hospitable invitation for Him to join them for dinner and to rest His head in their home for the night.

It is their insistence that sets them up to see Jesus for who He really is. And that insistence is born out of not letting the excitement of the day rob them of the curiosity of the evening.

They had walked with Jesus for nearly seven miles—almost three hours. And after all that time, they were still interested.

It's been a full day, especially in the immediate aftermath of the Passover celebration and against the backdrop of the drama of the crucifixion of Jesus a few days earlier. And yet, Cleopas and the other disciple remain curious about this Stranger—so much so that Cleopas asks Him to give the blessing before dinner.

When Jesus prayed and handled the bread, then their eyes were opened. Their curiosity was rewarded with blessing.

Don’t let life make you stop wondering what might happen if you turn it over to Him. Stay curious, my friend. There’s always something Jesus is revealing.

Meditation and solitude and giving and mercy and worship are all spiritual disciplines. I suggest to you that curiosity is a spiritual discipline too. Curiosity is food for faith. In fact, when faith wants to eat at a buffet, it goes to the buffet where curiosity is the cook.

Let curiosity feed your faith.