GREAT PHYSICIAN

GREAT PHYSICIAN

Luke 3:22 … and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Fully half, and then some, of the bible’s mention of the Holy Spirit are in the two books written by the physician Dr. Luke – his gospel and the book of Acts. Bible writing doesn’t seem to have been anyone’s “day job”.  They were kings, poets, warriors, farmers, shepherds, tax collectors, tent-makers and fishermen among other occupations. But Luke is the only known physician, a scientifically minded profession. Luke is also the only known Gentile New Testament author. Gentile simply means not Jewish; and Doctor clearly implies healing. The Holy Spirit’s arrival was to make spiritual healing, and ultimately total healing, personally and universally available to all people through Jesus, God’s Son and anointed “great physician”. I think it likely that God chose Luke as such a key author, at least in part, for his healing, scientific and world-wide perspectives that were capable of reflecting God’s own perspectives to and for all peoples. Pastor Bill

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