As a reader which do you prefer, fiction or nonfiction? As a writer which do you prefer to write?
As a reader, it depends on the mood I’m in whether I prefer fiction or nonfiction . In writing, it’s a hard choice but I believe it would have to be nonfiction.
I’m taking a detour from my regular post on our continuing journey with Jesus through the bible. It’s related but much shorter for I have the opportunity to spend a beautiful day with my lifelong friend.
You and I just finished taking a quick walk with Jesus through the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. We saw Him as the King, the Servant, and the Seeker. From that I have three questions for you and I will answer too. I hope you will leave your answers in the comments and thanks for participating.
1.Which of the three gospels is your favorite account of the life of Jesus?
2. Which event/incident is your favorite in that gospel?
3. Which verse is your favorite?
1.Of the three listed, Luke comes in first place. Although John’s gospel is really my favorite of all. Luke gives us a chronological order of Jesus’s life, showing Him as the compassionate Son of man. Luke sets it in order and validates it from the beginning.
“Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word:
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.” (1:1-3).
2. Jesus’s interchange with the chief priests and scribes after the cleansing of the temple. They, “came upon him,” wanting no demanding to know by what authority he did those things. That’s when Jesus turned the tables on them and asked them, “The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?” He had them. They couldn’t answer him for they feared the people would mob them or they would show themselves as not believing John. So Jesus answered them,
“Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.”
3. My favorite verse would be Luke 19:10.
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save
that which was lost.”
That was me.
Well those are mine. What are yours? Don’t feel like you have to give explanation but feel free if you desire. By the way, my favorite book is nonfiction written by the greatest author of all time…my heavenly Father.
Have a great weekend and we will pick up with John’s gospel when we meet again.
And thank you to Quiet Moments for the link to my blog , The Seeker. Be sure to check out her site at https://quietmomentswithgodblog.wordpress.com