Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

What is the gift you are most excited for this Christmas?  Is it clothes, a purse, the newest iPhone, jewelry, maybe a good book, or spending time with your family?  Recently I was reminded of two people who waited their whole lives for one special gift, and at Christmas time God gave them just that.

Simeon, a righteous and devout man, eagerly waited his whole life for the Messiah to come.  
Luke 2:29-32  “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace,
as you have promised.
 I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people.  He is a light to reveal God to the nations,
and he is the glory of your people Israel!”

Another prophet, Anna, lost her husband after being married only 7 years.  Anna spent the duration of her life in the temple praying and worshipping God and waiting for the Messiah to come.   
Luke 2:37-38 Then she lived as a widow to the age of eighty-four.[She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshiping God with fasting and prayer.  She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem.
Mammas our kiddos are watching us.  So I must remember to focus on the Giver of life, rather then on the giver of gifts or on the gifts themselves.  Will you join me?  Lets be like Simeon and Anna and anticipate the birth of Jesus, praising and worshiping our God and sharing Him with everyone. 
Lord Jesus please help us to adore You, really adore You.  Let us anticipate YOU this Christmas season and share that excitement with everyone.  Amen
Much love and blessings to you all!  
Merry Christmas,   
Fran Maynard

No comments:

Post a Comment