Waiting on God Hurry up and Wait
Luke passed over some very familiar elements of the Christmas story.
He tells us nothing about the wise men.
He tells us nothing about Herod and the slaughter of the innocence.
He tells us nothing about the little family escaping into Egypt.
Instead of all of that information, which, of course, is left to Matthew to tell, Luke looks at eyewitnesses, corroborating the identity of the child through faithful testimony.
The Presentation/ Wait for the Presentation
It was not required that you would take your child to the temple and present him to the Lord. He was the firstborn and He was offered to the Lord in a special way to serve the Lord, but that wasn’t done at the temple. That was a very unusual thing to do, indicating that they went above and beyond because they understood who this child was. In a very real sense they’re saying … this isn’t even our child, we have to come and give Him to You. They must have felt certainly at least like Hannah did back in 1 Samuel 1 and 2 when given the child Samuel she realized the Lord had caused a miracle to happen so that she could conceive and have a child.