Light For the Whole World

Read Luke 2:25-32 and 1 Peter 2:9.

Retirement after only twenty-five years with full benefits! People are often lured into a vocation with attractive retirement benefits. This is not true of being a Christian though. Christianity is a lifelong commitment. There is no early retirement or time to rest on our laurels. John Wesley was active in the ministry into his late eighties. The Bible contains many stories of elderly prophets, both men and women. Today some nursing home residents are knitting prayer shawls for others. Christianity has no age limit! Simeon proclaimed Jesus the light to Gentiles. We are reminded that a calling belongs to all followers of Christ. Christ calls us to proclaim God’s message like a prophet and He makes us links between people and God, like priests.

© 2017 Schweitzer United Methodist Church
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