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Friday, December 21, 2012

Looking



There are three things we can learn from Simeon and Anna as found in Luke 2:21-40 about how have peace and contentment.

 

The second one is that we need to look for Christ.
We have a little nativity scene at my church. My first Christmas there I found their tradition was that the manger was empty until Christmas Eve. No one told me so I thought Jesus was missing! Seriously it’s easy- lose Jesus this time of year. We must look for Jesus in what we do with our families, and truly keep Him as the reason for the season.

Simeon was looking for Jesus. He’d been promised by God and the highlight of his life is when he finally sees Jesus. Simeon prays in Luke
2:29; “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.

What robs many people, including Christians, of the peace that Christmas can bring is that we get caught up in looking for everything but Jesus. And thus, the manger of Christmas becomes empty for us.

Where is Jesus at in your Christmas?


Be wise today and always – receive God’s peace.