A Rut in the Soul

The things that we do all the time leave their marks on us. Our bones tell the story of how we lived our lives. Trauma, joy, and education permanent alter the structure of our brains. In a similar way, our discipline in spiritual practices better tune us into how God is moving. The author of Luke 2:22-40 goes out of his way to point out how devout Simeon and Anna were, and it is these devout individuals who are able to recognize the infant Christ in the midst of an everyday scene. Their life pointed towards God allow them to better see what God is doing in everyday life. 

The things that we do all the time leave their marks on us. Our bones tell the story of how we lived our lives. Trauma, joy, and education permanent alter the structure of our brains. In a similar way, our discipline in spiritual practices better tune us into how God is moving. The author of Luke 2:22-40 goes out of his way to point out how devout Simeon and Anna were, and it is these devout individuals who are able to recognize the infant Christ in the midst of an everyday scene. Their life pointed towards God allow them to better see what God is doing in everyday life.