“Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.”
This is the introduction to the Gospel of Luke. Luke was a doctor who wrote this Gospel as well as the book of Acts. He got a bunch of eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus and compiled them together in this book that he wrote to Theophilus, a friend and fellow believer.
This book was written to help teach those who didn’t know about Jesus who He is and what He did. It also was a reminder to those who knew Jesus to remember. The same is true for us today. There are those who don’t know who Jesus is that can learn from books such as Luke that tell about Jesus and His life and ministry. It is also good reminders of those who have been following Jesus for a long time to remember because we are human and sometimes we forget. It’s good to remember. It’s good to have certainty like Luke wanted Theophilus to have.
As we enter the Advent season in preparation for Christmas, let us share with others about Jesus. Let us share to those who have heard the story numerous times and to those who are hearing it for the first time.