Crime scene investigators (or forensic scientists), perform a valuable task. Their careful and detailed work of collecting, preserving, and identifying evidence can explain, solve, and prevent crimes. They insure that information is properly documented and disseminated. These skilled professionals write detailed reports about their discoveries and often provide expert testimony in criminal trials.
In a similar manner, Luke serves as a “Gospel story investigator” through his account of the life and ministry of Jesus. He wanted to present the facts about Jesus so that people would place their faith in the Messiah. Luke carefully presents evidence about Jesus through accounts of the Savior’s teachings and miracles, as well as his involvement with people from all strata of society. May your heart be warmed as you consider Luke’s work (Luke 24:32).