A Personal Story of Fulfillment

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Here in the opening statement of his Gospel, Luke stated his two clear focuses for this book: The first goal was to develop a “narrative.” The Greek word here indicates that Luke set out to describe what had happened. He assured his readers that he had investigated events thoroughly, and wanted them to know that he would provide accurate details about what had happened.

But this would not be a dry list of information. He was announcing that he had determined to tell a story. But this was a story about events that had been “fulfilled.” These were not just random events but events with deep meaning, that were placed at exact moments in time, and which had happened in his lifetime.

These were events that he and other first-person witnesses actually had observed. Things they knew were true. The Greek words here describe something that was carried out. A mission that was entirely accomplished. This, Luke knew, was a story that, in many ways, had become complete. It was a story that fulfilled ancient prophecies, and proved that God kept His promises.

But it also was a story that would go on for generations to come in the lives of men and women, who, in their own ways, would experience the Gospel message in their own lives. Who would experience the Truth and power of the Gospel, and have their lives transformed. Who would experience their own level of fulfillment. And who would have their own stories to tell.

If God gave you the opportunity, what kind of story would you tell? What is your perspective on the Gospel? What is the message you can share with others about the birth of Jesus, His life and death, and His resurrection? How has He brought fulfillment to your life? And what can He bring to the lives of others?