While we Wait - Steadfast

While We Wait: Steadfast

December 8, 2019

Luke 2:21-28

When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple to be dedicated to God, they met an old man (Simeon) who told them what their child would become.  Although Simeon (and Anna) were very old, they hoped to see the Messiah. Led by the Holy Spirit, they were among the first to bear witness to Jesus.  Simeon could now die in peace, because he had seen the Messiah. Simeon said Jesus was a gift from God; he recognized him as the Messiah; and he said Jesus would be a light to the entire world.  Simeon prophesied that with Jesus, there would be no neutral ground; people would either joyfully accept him or totally reject him.