We are reading through and discussing the Gospel of Luke in our care group. A care group is a small group from church that meets in homes to care for one another and to learn more about what the Bible teaches. Sometimes we will focus on a topic; other times a book of the Bible. Sometimes we just get together to have some food and fellowship.
I was glad we picked the Gospel of Luke in the Bible to look at over the coming weeks. It’s been on my heart to spend more time just focusing on Jesus especially as we lead up to Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Often times we get caught up in what we are supposed to do as Christians, what we are supposed to think, what experiences we are having. Jesus can get lost in our lives. He becomes the buzzword, the pat answer for the Sunday school class, “Jesus, God, the Bible.”
“Oh Lord, forgive us that we would allow You to become routine in our lives.”
I was determined to get to know my Jesus more fully, and the Gospel of Luke is just the place to go to do that. Spending time with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke is an eye opening, a heart opening experience. I have been reminded over and over again, not only from the text, but from voices all around me that this Jesus is no ordinary man. The text certainly bears witness that this is someone special. Is it possible for Him to have been anyone but God? I am trying to listen more closely and look more intently, remembering Who it is I am walking with in this narrative. These are the words God wanted recorded that we would know the truth.
Learning is a good L word too. The more I can learn, the more I know. The more I know, the more I understand. The more I understand the more I realize just how little I know and how much there is to learn. You could study the book of Luke for a long time and not learn or know or understand all that’s there to be revealed about the person of Jesus. One thing for sure: He is not mundane in any way.
Faith is based in knowledge and I want to know more.
“It seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.” Luke 1:3-5
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