Luke writes his first letter to Theophilus as an orderly account, so that Theophilus might know the certainty of what he has been taught (Luke 1:1-4). This account gives from the beginning God’s preparation of His people for His Son, the Messiah, the Christ, and His kingdom. Luke gives Theophilus more than just a list of facts concerning the birth of His prophet, John the baptizer. Likewise, Luke gives more information about the birth of Jesus, the Son of the Most High, than simply the fact, He was born of a virgin. Luke mentions five specific people by name in chapters 1 & 2, and if we consider carefully how we listen (8:18) these five people will offer us hope and challenge us to be faithful to our God.