Sunday: December 27, 2020
Luke 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Today as we celebrate the feast of the Holy family, we come across two individuals who encountered the infant Jesus at His presentation: the man, Simeon and the Prophetess Anna. Let’s place our lens on Simeon.
Having received assurance that he would live to see the Messiah, he could finally prepare to rest when His eyes saw Jesus. In his words ‘ Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, (Luke 2:29, 30).
2 Samuel 7:12 says about David “And when your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers”. This feels incomplete until we fully appreciate what that ‘fulfil’ included. In the Acts of the Apostles we read that ‘after David had served his generation by the will of God, he fell asleep‘. After he had done all that was intended for him, then he rested. On this day therefore, this is my prayer for you:
- Just as David rested after he had fulfilled his days, may you be preserved jealousy under the banner of the Almighty until you also fulfil your days
- Just as Simeon was not dismissed until his eyes had seen the Salvation of the Lord, may all who ought to encounter the saving grace of God meet Him when it’s time.
- Like Simeon, may you walk with assurance from the Holy Spirit that we will see, hear, claim, build and speak all you ought to during your days.
Sweetheart, because God created us for a reason, there is something our eyes must see, a place our feet must tread, words our ears must hear and those our mouths have to utter. There are relationships we must build, connections we must establish and people we have to encounter. Those are part of the fulfilment of our days.