“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. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts” (Luke 2: 25-27).
What is the Holy Spirit revealing to you today? Do you realize God is looking to and fro throughout the earth looking for sold out hearts and minds? He is searching for those folks who want to do His will whole-heartedly and are listening to the Holy Spirit. He is looking for someone to bless just as He did Simeon. Simeon was described as righteous and devout in the Bible for generations to read. He listened and noticed when the Holy Spirit was moving. Then, he OBEYED! He had the opportunity to hold the consolation of Israel, the comforter, as the baby Jesus in his arms.
During the Christmas season, will you continue to look to Jesus, your comforter? Or, will you keep yourself so busy in holiday wrapping and trappings, that you miss Him?
Will you allow yourself to feel the wonder of His miracle birth anew? Will you rejoice as the shepherds did as the angels announced the King of Kings birth? I sure pray so!
Will you hold the baby Jesus in your arms and then let Him hold you in return? If you’ll do so, you will have peace, joy and contentment knowing He is with you and He is for YOU!