Date: December 29, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 2:21-40 |

Series:

Never live an unexamined life. Simeon & Anna are examples to follow. Simeon was righteous and devout. He carefully followed and obeyed God from his heart. But godly Simeon also did a lot of waiting for God. Waiting can teach us humility and remind us we’re not in control. Waiting can teach us to trust God and His timing. In time God revealed the Messiah, Jesus, to Simeon. Through Jesus all people would be blessed. But Jesus will also cause division and people will have to take sides. It’s painful when people reject Jesus. Anna too waited for the Messiah, God’s Deliverer and Redeemer. God honored her faithful prayers by revealing baby Jesus to her. Like Simeon and Anna, following Christ is “a long obedience in the same direction.” Simeon and Anna finished strong in their faith! Will we finish well too?