“He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him.”
Luke 2.34 NLT
NLT expands a compact phrase of the prophet Simeon to Mary when she and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple. Jesus pointed to the Father’s love and salvation. He would encounter great opposition.
“Towards Jesus Christ there can be no neutrality. We either surrender to him or are at war with him. And it is the tragedy of life that our pride often keeps us from making that surrender which leads to victory.” —Wm. Barclay, DSB