There is safety in numbers; sometimes a person planning to take a trip will hire someone to serve in capacity of traveling companion. That may be advantageous; it would also be far more enjoyable to have someone along on sightseeing jaunts. Consider the surprise of traveling companions when Jesus tags along.
“And while they were conversing and discussing together, Jesus Himself caught up with them and was already accompanying them. But their eyes were held, so that they did not recognize Him (Luke 24:15-16 Amplified Bible).” The men were saddened and confused by the crucifixion of Christ. After He unveiled their sight to recognize Him, He vanished.
“And they said to one another, Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and as He opened and explained to us [the sense of] the Scriptures (Luke 24:32 Amplified Bible)?” Jesus, as traveling companion served as masterful guide to show them the narrow path to His kingdom. They couldn’t keep the experience a secret.
“Then they [themselves] related [in full] what had happened on the road, and how He was known and recognized by them in the breaking of bread. Now while they were talking about this, Jesus Himself took His stand among them and said to them, Peace (freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin) be to you (Luke 24:35-36 Amplified Bible)!”