Thursday, July 31, 2008

Simply Jesus - Investigation

Luke 1 & 2

It would appear that Luke's account of the story is a little different to the other 3 accounts of Matthew, Mark and John. They wrote their own accounts where Luke makes it clear that his letter is a result of an investigation. A sort of ancient BBC Panorama programme.

Luke 1 v 1 - 3
- So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus.

It's great to see that God has used all sorts of people. Jesus called "simple" fishermen but he also called learned men like Doctor Luke. What better person to investigate and document the various things that had been said and written about Jesus.

And Luke did this for one Guy named Theophilus. A guy that we know virtually nothing about. When writing this Luke did not think he was writing a book that we would be reading 2000 years later. It looks like he was doing all this to help a friend and God uses it to help people throughout history.

Its amazing how God can use our simple acts.


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