"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel." Luke 2:29-32
There was a devout and righteous man filled with the Holy Spirit who served in the Temple of the Lord. The Spirit had revealed to him that he would not die before seeing the promised Messiah. One day Joseph and Mary walked in with baby Jesus to be consecrated before the Lord. It was upon seeing him that Simeon blessed God for his goodness and the fulfillment of His promise.
Beloved, are we seeking Jesus according to the promise of God. It is true that he was manifested thousands of years ago, but have we allowed him to be manifested in our hearts? It is only when we place ourselves in a posture of looking for him with anticipation that we will see him moving in our lives. When we are moved by the Spirit to recognize him, we too can bless God for his goodness and the fulfillment of his promise. The good news is, based on this fulfillment, there is so much more yet to come.
Rejoicing in the Lord,