Luke 4:18,19 says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Here in the Gospel of Luke, the windows of heaven are opened, and we are allowed to see humanity through the lenses of providence.
As the Lord walked among us, He was impartial; all people, high and low, rich and poor, male and female; Jews, Samaritans, and Gentiles all witnessed, and experienced the power and authority of God in Jesus Christ.
While sitting in Herod’s jail, Jesus sent word to John The Baptist; “Go tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”
Jesus assured John that in Him, Salvation had entered the world, and, as such; the gates of heaven were opened, and through Him all were welcome.
And so, Luke allows us to see, hear, and understand the message embodied in the life and time Jesus spent on earth; and at the heart of the message we are invited to enter God plan of salvation in Jesus Christ; and with the help of the Holy Spirit, become like Jesus.