Beach life! 5 months to go.
waiting !! in the meantime,...keep busy!
the text from luke 2:25 - 38 begins and ends with the word “waiting”.yes simeon’s wait was over.
simeon waited to see the messiah. his waiting was not like the waiting you do in the drs office. it is looking forward to something you know is coming, and that is going to be great when you get it!
simeon was waiting like that. as a small boy he worshiped in the temple, and heard the promises god made to send the messiah. the promised one who would be a prophet like moses who had declared the word of god, and freed israel in the past. he would be like the high priest who would cleanse israel. he would like the great king david who would rule justly over israel, removing their enemies. he knew the promises and believed god. he waited eagerly for god to provide this promised one, the savior.
at some point, simeon heard the call of god. this time, god did not send an angel. no, god spoke to him through the holy spirit.