From The Pulpit of DUMC

#122. December 27 - Rev. Shane Page

Episode Summary

This Sunday we will enter the next chapter of the Christmas story, the reading appointed reading for Sunday, concerning the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Jerusalem Temple (Luke 2:22-40). This passage contains a host of theological themes, Old Testament connections, and several motifs regarding the mission of Christ. This week let's consider a few of them and especially Simeon's ominous prophecy, which he uttered to Mary. There is a sense of foreboding mixed in with the joys of Christmas. The gospel writers want us to notice the shadows of Christ's birth along with its marvelous light.