Saturday, April 28, 2012

Luke

St. Luke. A miniature from the Gelati Gospels
St. Luke. A miniature from the Gelati Gospels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Luke denied himself,
    forgot himself,
        and found his life.

He thought of others.
He told of others.
He himself nearly disappeared.

He worked hard.
He risked his life
    Serving the Lord,
    Serving Paul,
    Serving the church that was
        and the church that would be.

Luke nearly disappeared,
But it's through him that we know
    of a baby in a manger
    and of the birth of the church.

Thank you, God, for Luke.

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.
(Luke 1:1-4 ESV)

Luke wrote the Gospel of Luke and also the Acts of the Apostles. For an article about him, click here.

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3 comments:

dfish said...

Had it not been for Luke's writing about him, we would not have known about the Apostle Paul either. The truly great men of God are all like that, focused on teaching others about God, rather than attracting attention to themselves. We will not know the greatest servants until we are at the awards banquet in heaven.

Cool Boy said...

nice...dude

sound meditation

Jim Swindle said...

dfish, yes...

I'm not quite sure whether the other comment is real or is spam. If you're a person, welcome.