I read recently that Luke was the gospel of women – meaning his gospel tells more stories about more women than any of the other gospel writers, and he gives the names of many of them. He begins his gospel with the name of a very old couple who were barren, unable to have children; Zechariah and Elizabeth. All their lives they had wanted a child. Now in Elizabeth’s old age, her dream was coming true. Now, “The Lord had done this for me, “she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”
John the writer of this gospel paints a picture of a God that we can see, hear and touch. It is the story, the painting, of God; the Word who “became flesh and made his dwelling among us… who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” This is the God who came to save us and to teach us how to love. John wrote this gospel with the intention that everyone who read it would come to believe, accept and receive the life that Jesus has to offer.
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” The Word became flesh and made his dwelling place among us.
Until next time – be encouraged