The gospel of Luke paints a picture of expectation. It begins with a reflection on personal accounts from those God told to be on the lookout for what He was about to do. As we look through the window of our present with reflection on the past and expectant longing for greater things yet to come, we too can find reassurance where we are in the in between.
Luke opens after the empty sound of 400 years of unmet expectations, when God’s voice would faithfully reenter in the most personal way - through His son, the Savior of the world. This Savior would be the fulfillment of a multitude of expectant hearts across the centuries who had been longing and believing to hear from Him again.