Hopefully we all have someone, or maybe several someones, who we look up to as people that we admire, to use their spiritual faithfulness as a guide to our own lives. As we see today in Luke 2:25-35, Simeon could be, and probably should be, one of those people. Righteous, devout, patient...waiting in unwavering hope on the Messiah, the Savior. And no matter the circumstance in his life, through good or bad, rich or poor, sickness or health (sound familiar?), his hope and trust in God is something to not just be passed over in the reading of Scripture, but to use as a life lesson for ourselves. Listen as Terry brings us to a better understanding of not only who Simeon was, but why he never settled for anything less than the holiness of God as his focus.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.