Pastor Ruth reminds us that even though Simeon’s words about Jesus’ future seem to put a damper on the Christmas joy we feel we do feel joy because God’s salvation has come in the form of Jesus.
Reading: Luke 2:25-52
Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace,Luke 2:29-32 (NRSV)
according to your word;
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.