Read: Luke 2:25-32
There was something special about Simeon and everyone knew it: he loved God more than anything else. Whatever you can think of, Simeon loved God more than that. For that reason, the Holy Spirit loved to rest on him. And that was in the days before Jesus, when very few people had the Holy Spirit come upon them.
The Holy Spirit told Simeon that God’s King, the Saviour of the world, would come before Simeon died. He would see the King! So Simeon waited and watched for Him in the temple. And while he was in the temple he prayed about all the bad things he saw in the world “Please send the King soon,” he prayed.
Simeon wanted to be in the temple all the time because he didn’t want to miss seeing the King, but he had to leave sometimes to eat, sleep, and spend time with his family. He didn’t have to worry that he would miss seeing Jesus though. The Holy Spirit would let him know.
When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, the Holy Spirit whispered in Simeon’s ear. “It’s time.” And Simeon went and saw the King, the Saviour of the world. Simeon saw Him with his very own eyes, just like God promised. He could trust the Holy Spirit to lead him to Jesus.
by Esther Hizsa
Question: Are you ever afraid you will miss out on something important?
Together: Take turns guessing what important things each person doesn’t want to miss (a TV show, an event, etc.).
Prayer: Jesus, help us trust that you know what is most important for us and Your Holy Spirit will remind us so we never miss it. Amen.
It’s Time © 2013 by Esther Hizsa. Used with permission.
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