January 1, 2022

Awakened by the Song

Christmas 2021 - Awakenings


Two of the only people who would recognize baby Jesus for who he really was were the elderly saints, Simeon and Anna.

  • Both were elderly.
  • Both had remained devoted to God for years.
  • Both were living in expectation.
  • Both were led by the Spirit.

 Simeon’s speech is:

  • First directed horizontally: he addresses God (2:29-32)
  • All longings are fulfilled the person of Jesus.

Then directed vertically: he addresses Mary (2:34-35)

  • Jesus was born for adversity.
  • Jesus was born to die.