It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - the decorations, presents, carols, and more. Sometimes the trappings of Christmas can become the focus for us. This year, let’s prioritize the CHRIST of CHRISTmas. When Jesus first came into the world, there was a man named Simeon who saw Him. Even though there were thousands of people at the Temple that day, Simeon saw Jesus, the Savior of the world, and worshipped Him. May this Christmas we behold the One who gave His life for us and may we worship Him. May this Christmas be about Jesus.
Simeon lived a faithful life before God.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. Luke 2:25
Question: What is your next step in cultivating this kind of relationship with Christ?
Simeon looked faithfully for God’s promise.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Luke 2:26
Question: Are you looking for Christ? Is your looking for Christ reflected in your lifestyle?
Simeon’s longing was fulfilled by a faithful God.
Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God… Luke 2:27-28
Question: Do you know the peace that comes from meeting Jesus?