Luke 2:25-35 tells of a man named Simeon. He found what he was looking for, or was expecting. One day in the temple he met Jesus. Why did he meet Jesus? He met Jesus because he was looking for him. Luke 2:25 says; “He was…eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come…” Many others came to the temple that same day but they missed Jesus while Simeon saw him.
Jeremiah 29:13 says; “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for me with all your heart.” There’s a song we like to sing that says; “Open the eyes of my heart Lord…to see you high and lifted up.”
Matthew 6:33 says: “Seek first His kingdom…then all these things shall be added unto you.”
My prayer for this New Year is that we will be like Simeon, who was expecting to see Jesus. Lord, open our eyes and our hearts to see you and how you are working. Then, may we join with you in what you are doing.
The Lord has great things in store for this year. Let’s walk with faith and expectation.
Pastor Dan Kent, his wife Laurie, and their two sons came to Capital Christian Center in 2010. They also enjoy sharing music ministry in church and at other opportunities.
MAY WE PRAY WITH YOU TODAY?