December 31: "After Christmas" Perspective
As the holidays wind down, we begin to wonder, "Can the peace and joy of Christmas last?" When looking at the world, it would seem entirely impossible. All too quickly we return to a broken reality vulnerable to decay in all things and death. However, through the eyes of old Simeon who met Jesus in the temple following the days of Christmas, we come to find our Savior still remains. And in Jesus, because of all he did after the holidays, peace and joy last through time and for eternity. This message on Simeon is our last Old School meditation which investigates through Luke 2:25-35 how peace and joy always remain in Christ no matter what comes after Christmas.