Today’s devotion for today is based on Luke 2:28-30, “Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation.”
Simeon was ready to die once he saw the Savior that God had promised to send. God fulfilled that promise and allowed Simeon not just to see his Savior, Jesus, but even to hold him in his arms. His eyes had seen the salvation that God had promised him.
What made Simeon ready to die is the same thing that makes us prepared for our death. For we too, through faith, have seen the Savior and believe in him. Through faith, we see him as the one who died to pay for all our sins. Through faith, we see him as the one who rose again to declare us not guilty before God. Through faith, we see Jesus as our Savior and know that we are at peace with God in him. That makes us ready to die whenever that time may come.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, thank you that because you have saved me from my sins, I am ready to meet you whenever you call me. Amen.