Prepare for the beginning. Regardless of where you are in life, take comfort in knowing that today is the beginning of what’s left.
This was the beginning of a great nation. One that is still around today. The Lord’s promise to Abram brought us the nation of Israel.
What does the Lord have in store for you? Don’t know? Ask Him. You’ll surely be blessed by what He has to say.
Luke 2: 22-40
Joseph and Mary are two young and lonely parents. Simeon was a righteous man, but a stranger nonetheless and Anna an aging widow.
Who are you in this reading?
Joseph, relenquishing your plans in life to support your bride?
Mary, totally submissive to the Lord’s plans for you?
Simeon, a man who, despite his righteousness, continues to keep his eyes open seeking Christ?
Anna, a woman who has seen her share of hardship, keeps her faith and blesses the efforts of others?
If these people had existed in their pasts, who knows what these readings would hold. But they did not. They existed in the presence of God always. Look forward to what God has in store for you next.
And hold on to your seats. It’s liable to be a wild ride.