Sunday, December 30, 2012
What Does Tomorrow Hold?
From the moment you are Baptized into the Christian faith, the holy Christian Church—indeed into the very body of Christ—these are God’s words to you, “Depart in peace.”
God is not just preparing you to leave the temple building. From the time of your Baptism you have seen the salvation of the Lord and can leave this world in peace.
This is what Simeon was singing about. He could die and leave this world in peace because the Word he had heard had been fulfilled.
And thanks be to God in Christ Jesus, you too can sing with Simeon and all of Christ's church here on earth and in heaven: “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace."
To hear the entire sermon preached for the First Sunday after Christmas, click on this link. http://lcmssermons.com/index.php?sn=3072