“In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach. . . (Acts 1:1).”
Luke wrote two volumes. His Gospel of Luke records the story of Jesus in His physical body. His Acts of Apostles records the story of Jesus in His spiritual body.
Today as I think of Luke’s words of introduction to his gospel (Luke 1:1-4) and his Acts (Acts 1:1-11) I am struck that Luke was focused on Jesus. It seems to me Luke had a craving for Jesus. He carefully researched Jesus. He carefully wrote the account. He made notes of what Jesus did and what Jesus taught. He witnessed and recorded how Jesus lived in the church, bringing new life to a people who thought their hope was gone at Golgotha.
My prayer today is that God will draw me to Him through the crucified and resurrected Lord and Christ, Jesus. My prayer is that I will have a constant craving for Jesus — His story, His life, His teachings, His people, and His indwelling Spirit.
I want to know Christ, and the power of His rising!