Why do I love Luke?
Because as a book, it gives me what I really want.
I want safety. I want assurance. I want the confidence of knowing I'm heading in the right direction. Luke gives me that.
That was his aim. He says in 1:4 that the reason he wrote this accurate, eyewitness based account was so that we might fully know the safety of what we've been taught. Safety. He means it in the sense of the certainty. He wants us to have that sense of confidence. That feeling of having two feet firmly planted, of being held securely. Not stumbling. But safe.
I have moments, I had one last night, when life feels uncertain and scary and sometimes it can feel like the ground beneath me is trembling. Luke wrote his book to put my feet on sure footing. But the only reason he achieves in his aim is not because of how he wrote, but who he wrote about.
I love Luke because as a book it points me to Jesus. It says - look to that man. Is He really the Lord? Can He really save me? Is He really worth it? Yes.
I want safety. I want assurance. I want the confidence of knowing I'm heading in the right direction. Jesus gives me that.
Note: We’ll be coming back to Lauren’s final blog on The Envy of Eve after the EQUIP conference in May. For those who've just joined us, you can check Lauren's blogs out (and any other books that you're interested in) by clicking on the image of the book in the 'Books We've Read' section below.