Simeon

Jesus is True Fulfillment

“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 Yesterday, we learned about Simeon and how he received a promise from God that he would see the Messiah in the flesh before he died. After waiting for decades to behold his Savior, the Holy Spirit spoke to him and told him to go to the temple, because his Redeemer had finally come. When he arrived, he set out looking for a kingly young man, which would have been like trying to find “a needle in a haystack,” since there could be as many as 200,000 people at the temple on any given day. Nevertheless, the Lord guided him, and a path was cleared that led him straight to

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Sacred Patience

“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 I love the story of Simeon. He was a faithful follower of the Lord, and the Bible says that the Holy Spirit was on him. This is significant because before Jesus came, the third person of the Trinity primarily visited people on certain occasions, not on an everyday basis. However, it’s clear that Simeon loved the Lord more than anything, and because he set his mind on things above, the Spirit spoke to him regularly. In fact, since he dwelled so closely with God, he clearly heard Him say that he would see the Messiah with his own eyes before he died. How elated he must have been upon receiving this news, but how long the wait must

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