Series: Luke—The Infancy Of Jesus (1:1-2:52)
My wife loves movies that are based on true stories. I do as well. Why? Perhaps it has to do with how you can more easily relate the characters in a movie based on a true story.
Oh, fictional characters can make us laugh or cry, this is true. But the story of a real person tends to stick with us longer. We keep coming back to how they suffered, to find strength in our own situation.
We even share a true story with a friend to help them through a hard time. Encouraging a friend with a true story of what happened to a real person carries more weight than, “Remember when Superman was trapped in a cage made of Kryptonite? He made it out, so can you!”
The Gospels tell us the true story of a real person—Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God. Luke, a diligent historian, is very careful to describe when the birth of Jesus took place. We learn that the birth of Jesus was…