Next week we will be telling the final story in our series about meals Jesus shared in the Bible. Here is how we will tell the story visually with coloured cards...
Two of Jesus' followers were on the road, walking to a place called Emmaus. They were very sad because Jesus had just died.
A man, who they did not recognise, joined them on the road. He asked them what they were talking about and why they were sad. They explained to the man what had happened to Jesus. They told the strange man that some of their women friends believed that Jesus had risen to new life but they didn't know what to believe as they had not seen him themselves.
The man walked with them and obviously knew a lot about God and what the scriptures said (add a gold piece to the 'Jesus' figure).
As they walked along, the man explained to them everything the scriptures said about who Jesus was. The men learned a lot about what God had planned! (add gold pieces to the 'men' figures). The men grew to like the strange man because, when they reached Emmaus, they asked him to stay and eat with them.
The men gathered round the table. The strange man took some bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to them.
As soon as the strange man broke the bread, the men recognised that he was Jesus! (turn 'Jesus card over to show a gold back).
As soon as they recognised him, Jesus disappeared and the men were left alone. They spoke to each other: 'I knew there was something special about him! Didn't it feel like a fire burning inside us when he was telling us what the scriptures said?' one asked the other.