Do You See God’s Salvation?

Hello and Merry Christmas!

This week we wrap up our series on the five Christmas songs of the Bible by examining Simion’s song.

The account of this song is found in Luke 2:25-32:

25 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 upon


26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

27 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,

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,

you now dismiss your servant in peace.

30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles

and for glory to your people Israel.”

As you reflect on Christ’s birth, what do you see? Do you see just the birth of a child? Do you see the manger sceen and think, “Awe, how sad that He had
to be born in such poor conditions”? Or, do you see what Simion saw? Do you see God’s salvation?

I encourage you to look past the manger. May we be reminded of the reason Jesus was born. He was born so that He could die to take away the sins of the
world. May we see the cross.Notice the empty toomb. Look at the King of Kings upon His throne.

When you see God’s salvation, do you have peace as Simion did? As we saw in today’s passage of Scripture, Simion was told through the Holy Spirit that he
would not die until he saw Christ. In having faith in this revelation, when Simion saw Christ in the temple, he knew and had peace about leaving this world.

We too can experience that peace, but only if we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and allow Him to live in our hearts.

If you do not have peace as you see Jesus as He really is, I encourage you to pray. Ask Him to forgive you for your sins, and come and live in your heart.
Tell Him that you believe He came to die for your sins. Praise Him and thank Him for coming to this world as a baby, and humbling himself even to death
on the cross.

If you have questions about salvation, I’d be more than happy to help you!

If while reading this you’ve prayed the prayer of salvation, please feel free to share that as well. We’d love to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice
in your new birth in Christ!

Are you already a Christian? If you have a Christmas song you’d like to share then please do! Do you want to praise God for being our salvation? If you’d
like, I am willing to share your Christmas song at the beginning of our devotional time next week.

I’d like to close today by again wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! May you have a joyous celebration with your famly and friends,
and may you remember the greatest gift of all, the gift of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 

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December 24, 2007. The Monday Meal.

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