Jesus came to turn our world order, upside-down.
Luke, one of the gospel writers and a traveling companion of the Apostle Paul (Colossians 4:14), was a medical doctor and historian who investigated the life of Jesus Christ. In the gospel account that bears his name, he writes to someone named Theophilus (which means “God’s friend” or “loved by God”) and says he did his homework in writing Jesus’s story (Luke 1:1-4).
Everything in Luke’s story was backward by human standards. God’s kingdom was first revealed in dirty places among the poor. Jesus came to turn our world order, our expectations of greatness, upside-down.
Read Luke 1 & 2
Talk About It
- When you think of a “miracle,” what comes to mind? Have you ever seen something you would call a miraculous?
- Luke said he did his homework before writing the gospel account. Why is it important that the gospel writers are credible?
- Why did God do things “backwards?” What is he saying to us?
The Bible Project podcast on Luke
Article from Stephen Witmer: To Us a Child Is Born