Friday, December 25, 2020

Hello Simeon

Simeon is here!

What a beautiful Christmas gift to receive today!

Tyler and Lara were able to check out of the hospital this afternoon with Simeon and bring him to our house.

The wonder of a newborn arriving on this day, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, will be remembered for many years to come. 

As we each held him, I think we were all thinking something similar: Imagine what it was like for Mary and Joseph to hold their son, the promised Messiah, on that day of his birth over 2000 years ago.

Imagine what it was like for anyone who gazed on infant Jesus' face like we are gazing at Simeon today.

The hope of the world lay in that tiny baby. Can't you just feel the joy in those who recognized that hope?!

In a different kind of way, we feel hope and joy in the presence of our grandchildren, who represent a future hope too. 

We pray that these three little boys will grow to be strong men of God who will carry the light of Jesus and the Gospel with them wherever they go. 

And for Simeon especially, we pray that like the Simeon of the New Testament, who was righteous and devout, waiting for the promised Messiah, that our Simeon will also be a man full of the Spirit in the same way that the Simeon of old was when he took Jesus in his arms and praised God because he knew WHO had finally come. 

We already love you Simeon and pray that you will know Jesus too!

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