God’s Word: Luke 1:1-25
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Luke, the writer of “Luke” is the only non-Jewish writer of the New Testament. As an “outsider” himself, he shows how Jesus included those who were typically treated as outsiders by the religious establishment of the day. I spoke through Luke to throw the doors wide open and welcome all ethnic groups into My family. He writes his perspective of Jesus’ life based on what he gleaned from the original eyewitnesses to Jesus life and work. He stated that the purpose for his writing was that readers would know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the reliability of the events of Jesus life.
The book of Luke begins with an unusual birth—foretold by My angel Gabriel. John (called the Baptist) by those of his day, was born in his parents old age. His father was a priest and while carrying out his duty he encountered the angel that gave him the good news of the birth of a son—John. There was much rejoicing over John’s birth after a long and childless life. I chose this couple to parent John, who I called from the womb to be My messenger, the forerunner to Jesus.
I wish you to know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that every child conceived has value and purpose in My sight. Therefore, to purposely snuff out the life of a conceived child is to rob from humanity. It is to thwart My purpose for that child. Even though some might think the pregnancy is untimely—the child has value and purpose. Woe to those who abort these precious lives and double woe to those to profit from these deaths. No child is conceived without My permission. The child is not to pay for the sin of the parents.
God’s Question: Do you realize how precious you are in My sight?
God’s Promise: You are My child and I am your Father.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Luke’s writing of this gospel.
I am Sorry our society regards some babies as disposable.
Thank You that my parents allowed You to give me life.
Please help me fulfill the purpose you have for my life.