At the beginning of the third Gospel in the New Testament, the writer, Luke, was writing a letter to a man named Theophilus. Luke’s intentions were to tell him all the details he knew of Jesus’ life. These first words of the book of Luke are sweet to me because I, too, am a writer of the story of Jesus. I love thought of relating to the excitement of Luke as he began his writing adventure. He scrutinized and then carefully gave an account of Jesus, the Son of God, as He carried out His mission of being human like all of us.
1 Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. 2 They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples.[a]3 Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you, most honorable Theophilus, 4 so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught.