Pastor Matt takes us to Luke 2:22-40 and we hear the words of Simeon to Mary as she is dedicating the baby Jesus in the Temple.  The words he speaks are filled with hope, and yet, there is a harsh reality as well.  Simeon makes it clear that there will be opposition and suffering ahead of this Child as he grows up and carries out the ministry of the Messiah.  However, this child is THE LIGHT of all people, willing to suffer to bring hope and life to sinners like us.