Eyewitness News! Written by: Luke
I’m not one for Advent devotionals. Can’t say I’ve ever followed through on one. That’s a seasonal/yearly person for you. But, in November I noticed and skimmed through a new devotional entitled, Arrival. Thank you, Emily Hines, for creating an engaging devotional for Advent. I’ve not been daily, but I have read through every day’s scripture reading, though it might be two or three day’s reading in one day, which by the way, is manageable. Each week there has been one or two significant reflections that continue to encourage and ground my faith.
For instance, when I read Luke 1 during the first week, I found several phrases caught my attention just going through the first four verses.
Before Luke reports the story of Jesus, he affirms the following:
A careful investigation of everything from the beginning.
An accurate and trustworthy account.
Assures us that we can be certain of the truth in the pages of his account.
The story of Jesus is not fake news!
It’s true, tangible, and transforming!
The story of Jesus is a proven fact. Not fake news, but a reality that took place over 2,000 years ago, one for which I am eternally grateful!