A passage of Scripture in Luke 2 blessed me as I read it this morning. It speaks of an elderly man who had reached the end of his days on earth. His name was Simeon. He was a just and devout man who was waiting for the consolation of Israel; the Redeemer that was promised to be given by the writings of the Prophet Isaiah and David in the Psalms.
It is interesting that Scripture says that the "Holy Ghost" was upon him. This was years before the Day of Pentecost. He was led by the Holy Ghost into the temple when baby Jesus was being given back to God by Mary and Joseph.
What Simeon said is what we should all strive to be able to say when we reach the end of our life here on earth. " Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation which Thou hast prepared before the face of the people; A light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel."
All Believers can testify that our eyes have truly seen the salvation of the LORD. We have also experienced it on a firsthand basis. Our Saviour was sent to be for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign that is spoken against in the world.
May our lives be for a sign for the rise of many who know us. May they say we also are full of and led by the Holy Ghost in our daily lives. In good times and bad, may we be steadfast in our confidence and actions; operating and fully aware that God controls all events and circumstances when it comes to those who are His. He has promised to love us with an everlasting love. Everlasting is just what it says, forever!
What precious promises He has given.
Have a blessed week thinking upon Him!