Things To Consider
- The historical context given by Luke is fantastic.
- David's people would travel to Bethlehem (House of Bread) for the birth of the bread of life.
- There is an ongoing theme of shepherds and sheep throughout the scripture.
- Singing and directions follow.
- Jesus submits to the requirements of the law from the very beginning.
- The Holy Spirit is upon Simeon and he is looking for the consolation or comfort of Israel.
- It is unusual for the Holy Spirit to be on Simeon in this way.
- Simeon sees Jesus, take him in his arms and blesses God as well as prophesied.
- Simeon is immediately at peace.
- Faithful Anna sees the redemption of Israel.
- Luke doesn't give much detail about Jesus' childhood, just some generalizations.
- This is the only narrative from Jesus' youth.
- Notice that Jesus does not sin and is submissive to his parents every step of the way.