Throughout Luke’s narrative, we can see the importance placed upon Jesus setting up the stage for His death, burial and resurrection. It began as a message that was well-received by the common people and rejected by the religious leaders; at least most of the religious leaders that is. Scripture does tell us about the likes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. But for the most part, apart from the common people, Jesus’ message sparked a fury that ultimately ended with a tomb; at least that’s what the religious leaders had thought.
Jesus’ message was one that not only bridged heaven and earth, but it was also one that bridged the message of grace and forgiveness for Jews and Gentiles alike. His was a message of repentance for all of creation and all who needed it then and for those who find that they need it, until He returns.
Think about it. Pray about it. God bless.