Today’s devotion for today is based on Luke 2:25,26: “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. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.”
Simeon was an older man who lived in Jerusalem at the time that Jesus was born. He wanted to see the Savior whom God had promised to send. Eventually, the day came when the Holy Spirit God told Simeon to go to the temple where he would see the Messiah. As Simeon held the baby Jesus in his arms, he saw the fulfillment of all his hopes. He saw the One for whom he and all God’s people had been waiting. He saw his Savior, who would rescue him from his sins.
Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of Jesus. Unlike Simeon, we can not see him physically with our eyes or hold him in our arms. Yet, we still are confident that he truly was born for us. The Lord fulfilled his promise to Simeon and allowed him to see the Savior before he died. Because of that, we know that God also has fulfilled his promise to us. Jesus, our Savior, who came to rescue us from all our sins, indeed has been born for us, just as God promised.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for fulfilling your promise and sending your Son to be my Savior. Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.