February 3, 2019

Living faithfully

Susan Haynes | Luke 2:22-40 

For those of us who struggle to wait for the kettle to boil, how do we match up against Simeon, who had to wait all his life to see God's promise fulfilled? Or - later in the same passage - Anna, who was well into her eighties before she got to meet Jesus? Speaking in an All In service, Susan explains how we should wait faithfully: not passively, but actively, looking for God to work in our lives.

image of rachel making tea

Before Susan spoke, Rachel made a cup of tea as an example of waiting: for the kettle to boil, for the tea to brew, to fetch the milk. Eventually...

Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God.

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