During Advent, we’re all invited to be reporters of the good news of Jesus’ birth. Not only do we get to recount the story of Jesus on earth, we can tell the story of how God is active in our lives today.
In beginning of Luke’s gospel, the author notes his investigation skills.
“Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus (Luke 1:1-3).”
It’s a neat image: human beings as investigators and reporters on the goodness of God. The story didn’t stop with the Gospel of Luke, though. The world still needs reporters, investigators, and eyewitnesses.
This message is excerpted from “Reporters of the good news this Advent” by Emily Carson from the December 6, 2021, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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