A sermon based on Luke 2: 22-32

At Allegheny College’s choral concerts the choir always sings the Nunc Dimittis, Simeon’s song from the Scripture passage and it was deeply meaningful to me.

“Lord, now lettest thy thou servant depart in peace, according to Thy word, for my eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of thy people to be a light to all Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people, Israel.”

I kind of imagine Simeon, having seen salvation in that tiny child named Jesus, his life is complete. Our lives are not complete – we have more to do, more to experience, more to live.  A lot, a little, we don’t know, but definitely more.  And still, as we look around at each other, can we see God’s salvation?  Can a baby at Christmas, or a Christmas puppy, or a smile from a family zoom call, or a hug from a child still at home, or well, something – can you see the power of God at work in the world?  Then for that moment, it is enough – we too can sing with conviction.

To hear the whole sermon, listen here.