In the Gospel of Luke we find a special group of families which we may well ponder. They are those in which we find that touching word “Only-Begotten.” We know the word well from the writings of the Apostle John, the disciple whom Jesus loved. It instantly brings to our mind that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.” (John 3:16); or “The only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14); or, “the only-begotten Son in the bosom of the Father.” (John 1:18.) In all John uses this beautiful word five times of our Lord Jesus, including once in his First Epistle. But Luke, earlier in the Scriptures, uses the very same word of three families: as though to teach us something of the pathos contained in it, before the Spirit would use it of “the only-begotten of the Father.”