Prescriptions Based On The Gospel of Dr. Luke.
Prescription #1 - January 2023
Honor Those Who Have Gone Before You
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. (Luke 1:1-2)
There is always a stigma about every generation. The era we grew up in tends to be our favorite. My teenage years formed my favorite color, music, hobbies, books, and athletes etc. I knew I struck middle age when I started saying, “That running back does’t come close to ________.” Or “That band doesn’t know what good music is- they should hear_________. " Of course I would always refer to the athlete or band from my era. There may be some truth to what I shared (hard not to be biased). BUT- what my parents didn’t appreciate about my generation, I don’t appreciate about the next generation and so the cycle continues. Luke introduces his Gospel in a similar way. He isn’t referring to the pop culture of his day. Instead, he is talking about the life and teachings of Jesus. Before he goes any further he takes a moment and appreciates the eyewitnesses and servants who passed this down to him. Christian- I ask you today who influenced you towards following Jesus. This includes the person (preacher, friend, relative etc.) who may have led you to Christ. Most likely it also includes SEVERAL others. Take a moment today and reflect and even write down the names of all the people God has used to bring you to the knowledge of Jesus. Thank God for all those He sent into your life- that wasn’t an accident.
“Jesus, thank you for all you have done for me. Remind me of all those who made an impact on my life because of you. Thank you Jesus for sending them to me. - Amen”
- Pastor Wildman
“Just What The Dr. Ordered” - meditations from the Gospel of Luke to inspire, encourage and equip believers to draw closer to Christ in every way possible.