THE GREATEST GIFT FOR THE MAN IN THE TEMPLE
One of the greatest stories for me is the story of Simeon. He had known, waited and expected Jesus to come. It happened as he had hoped.
Luke 2: 25-33 That day a man named Simeon, a Jerusalem resident, was in the Temple. He was a good man, very devout, filled with the Holy Spirit and constantly expecting the Messiah to come soon. For the Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen him—God’s anointed King. The Holy Spirit had impelled him to go to the Temple that day; and so, when Mary and Joseph arrived to present the baby Jesus to the Lord in obedience to the law, Simeon was there and took the child in his arms, praising God. “Lord,” he said, “now I can die content! For I have seen him as you promised me I would. I have seen the Savior you have given to the world. He is the Light that will shine upon the nations, and he will be the glory of your people Israel!” Joseph and Mary just stood there, marveling at what was being said about Jesus.
Here the man who had waited for this for so long was holding the hope of the world in his hands. God wants to give Himself to you today.
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