Looking Forward, Looking Back – Sherri Guenther Trautwein

 February 1, 2015


Text: Luke 2:22-38


While Jesus is still an infant, Mary and Joseph bring him to the Temple to present him to the Lord and offer sacrifices. When they arrive, they meet Simeon and Anna, on old man and an old woman who have been faithfully and patiently serving God into their later years. What does their exchange teach us about the importance of bringing together the wisdom of age and the hope of youth in the context of a worshiping community? How do rituals help us find meaningful pathways to sharing life together as a community of all ages?