It was such a hit that on January 19, 1953 for the episode entitled Lucy goes to the Hospital, more people tuned in and watched that episode than the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower which aired the following day.
Can you believe it? Forty-four million people or 72% of the viewing public watched Lucy "give birth" to Little Ricky. What many people do not know is that Lucy gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr. that very day. Many people think Little Ricky and Desi Arnaz, Jr. were the same baby and little boy, however they were not. Little Ricky was played by twins Joe and Mike Mayer, Richard and Ronald Simmons, and Keith Thibodeaux.
Well, I have a character that I love as much as the public loved Lucille Ball, oops I mean Lucy Esmeralda McGillicutty Ricardo. I love Luke. Yes, the Gentile physician and historian that wrote almost two thirds of the New Testament with his two volume set The Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
Luke has always fascinated me. He was a trained doctor. His writings show him to be very compassionate and generally interested in people. He left his practice for reasons that are totally unknown to us to travel with a dynamic, diminutive, displaced, and determined Jewish Pharisee turned Christ follower. He suffered imprisonment, shipwreck, hardship, and persecution along with Paul and other companions. What causes me to love him the most I think are these words dictated by Paul, "Only Luke is with me." When Paul was in the Mamertine Prison facing execution at any moment and all alone with no one standing by him as the end drew near, Luke was standing by his side. God give me a man like Luke to stand with me through thick and thin, peace and persecution, valley and mountain top and I will charge the gates of hell.
Who is your favorite bible character?
Why is he or she your favorite character?
If given the opportunity of spending a quiet afternoon
with your favorite bible character, describe it.
Don't be chintzy with your answers,
take some time & thought I am truly
interested and would like to learn.