By Johnnie C. Godwin
Contributing columnist, B&R
Editor’s note: The following column is Part II of a two-part series. The first part was printed in the March 24 issue of the B&R.
Now, Luke wrote almost half the content of the New Testament when you put the Gospel of Luke and Acts together. Mostly we read of Luke’s recording of Paul’s testimony and messages in the Book of Acts. Luke had accompanied Paul as a minister and physician.
In the movie’s most poignant scene for me, Paul and Luke reminisced. Then, in a pause, Paul looked kindly at Luke and asked, “Luke, where would I have been without you?” With loving kindness on his face, Luke replied with just one word: “Dead.” The two looked at each other with joy, despite the fact that Paul faced a martyr’s death. It was obvious they had a peace that passes understanding in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Paul knew and shared that death would be brief and that life with God would be eternal. [Read more…]