I love reading through the gospels. It's very refreshing to read about the life of Christ following the gloom and doom of the prophets we just read. I'm not sure that any one gospel is my favorite. I love to look at a synopsis of the gospels when I read because I'm a very visual person, and because I like charts. Here is a very nice one I found complete with a cool chart and comparisons of all the gospels:
I also love the gospels because every time I read them, I am struck afresh by something. And, sometimes I'm drawn again to some of my favorite passages. One of my favorite passages was from yesterday's reading.
In Luke 7 we find John the Baptist in prison. John, the forerunner of Christ, who has spent most of life in the desert preaching and teaching people about the Christ to come, is having some doubts. He sends some of his followers to ask Jesus if He really is the Messiah. At this point, I could picture Jesus getting angry. How dare John doubt Him! John's very birth was miraculous and amazing; and John's whole purpose was to prepare the way of the Lord. But, Jesus isn't angry or harsh. Instead he sends John's followers away with words of comfort for John and then spends the rest of the chapter talking to the people around Him about John's special ministry. I'm so thankful that Christ understands our weakness and reassures us when we doubt instead of blasting us!
I'm glad to be reading through the gospels this week!