Typically the Sunday after Christmas is…not well attended.

Lord, I am your servant, and now I can die in peace, because you have kept your promise to me. With my own eyes I have seen what you have done to save your people, and foreign nations will also see this. Your mighty power is a light for all nations, and it will bring honor to your people Israel.

Luke 2:29-32 (cev)

It seems anticlimactic and the excitement of Christmas is over.

Perhaps it seemed that way for Mary & Joseph, too.

The shepherds were gone, the birth has happened and now comes…regular life.

But the coming of Jesus gives us a different take on Life.

As Simeon said soon after Jesus’ birth, he can now go in peace having seen God’s salvation in Jesus!


That is exciting! That is meaningful! That is LIFE!

Thanks You, Lord!

Let us now, also, depart in the peace that comes from Jesus!


  • Luke 2:22-40
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