Mine Eyes Have Seen
And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 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 all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Simeon was a devout man who loved the Lord and was waiting for the promised Messiah. God promised Him that he would not die until he had seen the baby Jesus. When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, as it was custom, Simeon saw Jesus and blessed Him. What a wonderful thing for Simeon to be able to have that privilege of not dying until he saw Jesus. We, too, have that wonderful privilege as born-again Christians of seeing Jesus in our life. We don't physically see Him with our human eyes, but we do see Him working in our lives, feel His presence, and hear His soft voice. He brings light into our life where there was once darkness, He gives joy where there once was sorrow and heartaches, and He provides His Holy Spirit has a comforter where there once was loneliness. Jesus truly is the greatest gift that anyone can receive, and He is the greatest gift that we can share with someone this Christmas season and really any time of the year. Don't let loved ones around you not know of the greatest gift that you have. Share Jesus with others because it is not only the greatest gift of all, but it's a gift that keeps on giving.
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