Shalom I wish you a blessed and successful day. God wants to bless you in a powerful way, give you to him completely. Praise and praise his wonderful name, thank him for all he has done for you, will do!
For peace you find in Jesus Christ!
Luke 2:27-32 And he came upon the Spirit's drive into the temple. And when the parents brought the child Jesus to deal with him according to the custom of the law, He took it upon his arms, praised God, and said, Now, sir, you release your servant in peace according to your word! For my eyes have seen your salvation, Which thou hast made for all the nations, A light for the illumination of the heathen, and for the glorification of your people Israel!
This time Simeon did not, according to his habit, come to the holy place, where he always liked to be so, but an irresistible impulse seized him to hurry to the temple at this hour. The leadership of Simeon by the Holy Spirit is still quite Old Testament. The Spirit dwells not (immanently) within him as in you, when Jesus Christ is your Lord, but comes up from case to case and over him as a power that urges him. Always give yourself up to the guidance and guidance of the Holy Spirit, listen to what He has agreed with you. Break with old habits when the Spirit of God leads you differently. Sometimes you will not be able to grasp it with your human mind as the Spirit wants to lead you, but trust him, for it is the God who leads you, he will lead you right.
When the three poor people (Mary, Joseph, and the Jesuskindin) entered the temple of Jerusalem, nothing attracted the attention of the bystanders who were standing there, listening to the teachings of the Pharisaic teachers, or trading in the court of the heathen. Every day many mothers came to the purification sacrifice and the sacrificial sacrifice of their firstborn. The small group really deserved no particular attention. It was simply a happening in the normal course of the day, as well as it is normal for you to worship your Lord in a church and to raise your wonderful name in praise, you will not attract any particular attention either. If you do this however in a shopping day you will attract attention.
But on that very day there was a man in the forecourt, who could see more deeply than the others, and could perceive what was hidden from the multitude. With holy reverence, Simeon heads the Holy Spirit and looks at the child. Then it is revealed to him, it becomes to him the blessed certainty: This little child is He! And Simeon took it upon his arms. Who could deny it to the old man? And praise God. It must have been a profound sight when the old man bent over the child. He does not fondle and kiss, as our own child would cuddle and kiss, this famous and feared Dutschi Dutschi comes to mind. Reverence forbids him to do with this child, how to deal with other children.
What glow may have passed over the old face! Simeon has achieved what he has longed for and hoped for. His heart is dissolved in divine joy. All his patience, his perseverance in the Lord was confirmed and rewarded, the Jesus child was born and lay before him. Harre in your prayers and your faith, he will be confirmed and rewarded. Not at your time, but at his time, he fixes the time because he knows exactly when the right moment is.
In Simeon we see the image of the Israel who came to fulfill his special mission, for salvation was to come from the Jews. “Lord, now you will leave your servant in peace.” Simeon stands as one who wants to rise in the paths of eternity. With this “Nun” he dissolves from this earth. With his bodily eyes, he only saw a little child. But with his Beloved Beloved, he saw in this child the eternal salvation of God, a wonderful mystery. You also have to look with your spiritual eyes, not only with your physical. For your spiritual vision shows you the way that you should go, with your spiritual look you see the salvation and have hope in every life situation. Look at God and not at your living conditions, for with your gaze on God you are victorious over all circumstances and are still so bad and negative.
Now Simeon has enough. Now he has peace. All his worries about the future of his people and all the pressure that still weighed on his soul because of the dark present are taken from him. Now he does not want anything more. His service is over. “Now, O Lord, release thy servant,” or, translated it differently, “Lord, now thou excite thy servant, and in peace, according to thy pledge.”
His peace is not found in his works, but in the fact that he has Jesus and his salvation. Even your peace is in Jesus Christ, never will you find peace in your works. Jesus Christ gives you his peace, he has overcome the world for you. He tells you: “In the world you are afraid, but be confident I have overcome the world.” Trust in him, trust him and follow him, then the peace of God will fill you forever, Maranatha.
God’s protection, blessings and peace
Your Pastor Thorsten Thiem (Lionheart)