Today’s scriptire reading is taken from the gospel according to Luke, chapter 2, verses 25 and 26. “Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.”
How are you going to see the Lord’s Messiah?
1. the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
2. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26.
3. (usually lowercase) any expected deliverer.
4. (usually lowercase) a zealous leader of some cause or project.
5. (italics) an oratorio (1742) by George Frideric Handel.
There is only one way – CREDO!
If you are of the Jewish faith you must believe that God will deliver…
If you are of the Christian faith you must believe that God did deliver…
the promise of a savior that will take your sins and lead you to a blessed place of peace.
So what happens if you do not credo?
Than darkness will foreshadow your deliverance.
In Sunday’s bulletin there was a white slip of paper inserted titled A Day to Pray. To participate all you must do is RSVP to http://www.ADaytoPray.com. Seems, to me, a bit silly. If we believe aren’t we asked to send prayers daily? Isn’t our line to God suppose to be always open? So, why do I need to RSVP to participate in just one day to pray. Maybe instead we should RSVP to a life time of praying.
So, I’m being a little to literal as to my interpretation the event. It is a good thing to bring people together to pray, even if just for one day. Raise the roof, pull in the strength of the army of God’s soldiers, even if only for one day.
At the bottom of this insert is a quote, which made Sam (my son) particularly excited due to whom said this, “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go,” – Abraham Lincoln.
There is ALWAYS a place to take your prayers. God is everywhere you allow him to be with you.
Allow him at school and he will enter.
Allow him at home and he will dwell.
Allow him at the grocery store and he will shop.
Allow him in the car and he will drive.
Uncertain? Open your heart and ask.
(Testify – The Talley’s)