What Simeon and Anna Teach Us About Hope

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Simeon and Jesus

“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever.” (Hebrews 6:19-20)

Hope for the Right Things!

I think we spend a lot of time hoping for silly and shallow things. We hope that our team will win or that we’ll win the lottery. We hope for a promotion, a second date, cool new toys for Christmas, etc. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that, but they are, at best, extraordinarily transitory. Plus, that kind of “hope” isn’t really what the Bible is talking about. Hoping your team will win essentially equates “I hope” with “I wish”, “I desire”, “it would be really great if…”. That’s not biblical hope.

What if we “upgrade” our hope to bigger, more lasting things…

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