“Simeon took the child Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation.'” Luke 2:28-30
Simeon’s dreams of a lifetime had been fulfilled. He got to hold the God-baby in his arms. He got to see God with his own eyes. He could now live in peace. We should all be so blessed…. Oh, but we are….
Yesterday during our Zoom Midweek Worship, we talked about what it means to Do justice, Love kindness, and Walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) as it related to the covenant promise in our Baptism: To strive for justice and peace in all the earth. Around the Brady Brunch ( if you know what I mean..) folks began to share the gratitude they have for those on the frontlines of this pandemic who are not recognized for the work they are doing, nor do they seek recognition. Like the grocery bagger or stocker, the mail carrier, the bank attendant, and of course all in the medical profession and those that keep the hospitals functioning. I heard a nurse (one of many who would say the same thing) when asked how she keeps going, and her response: “I took an oath and I am called to be here” (and I might add..for such a time as this). These are the ones who walk humbly with our God. And through them, we have seen God. May God bless them, and keep them safe… so that we might be safe. and blessed.
Be Well. Be Safe. Be Hope. prL