December 15, 2015
Pondering the Prepared ones: Simeon
He come into the temple by the leading of the Holy Spirit and here's a couple dedicating a child to the Lord - not an unusual sight in the temple - pretty normal and mundane - day to day stuff - BUT IT WASN'T!! As he takes the baby up in his arms, the Holy Spirit bursts out through his own mouth in prophetic utterance:
"Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have PREPARED before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel."
It wasn't the normal "child dedication" speech! It was a prepared heart - sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit - with an ear that listened and heard from heaven!
May we like Simeon of old, go through our day, sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and listening for the voice of our Lord and Saivior from heaven!
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