Joseph Loconte’s book, The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, is an exploration of what happened during the conversion on the road to Emmaus. Two followers of Jesus walk with him and don’t know it! In a review of the book from Christianity Today, John Wilson writes, “Loconte’s title has a double meaning. We are the searchers, looking for home, looking for some kind of order in the apparent chaos of our lives and in the history of our species. But the triune God is also searching for us, the way John Wayne’s Ethan Edwards searches relentlessly for his niece Debbie, who was taken by Comanches after they murdered the rest of her family and burnt the ranch to the ground.”
God’s love is beyond our imagination, even when it isn’t expressed in ways we always understand.