Jesus could have said any number of things to prove to him that he was the Christ, but this whole incident, of Jesus on the road to Emmaus, is for you and me! It is about believing on the basis of what we hear rather than on the basis of what we see.
Jesus repeats this lesson in John’s Gospel when he says this,
“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29).
We all like to say, “Seeing is believing!” but what we understand from reading the Scriptures is that “seeing is not always believing.” Rather it is the work of the Holy Spirit in apply the Scripture into our lives that warms our hearts.