Ordinary People with Extraordinary Devotion

In the last message, we explored the birth of Jesus without the fanfare of the holidays. Luke sought to show us the sovereignty, love, and wisdom of God thorough the smallest details of the birth. Into this birth account two ordinary people come, possessing extraordinary devotion--even at the dusk of their lives. They will welcome the baby Jesus, give witness to His mission, and predict what He will become. Joseph and Mary, already astonished, will have even more reason to be in awe. Through these unexpected witnesses, Luke introduces the scope of Jesus’ mission. Through these two elderly figures, we see a picture of the kind of extraordinary devotion He will awaken