Friday, December 21, 2018

Who patiently waited for Christmas?

Sometimes when I'm waitin' in a line I mess around with basic colors like blue, but I sure don't feel any bit blue.

Q. Which two waited for the first Christmas? Simeon and Anna did, full of the anticipation!

Did they live all blue? Nope. How not? They were focused, godly and blessed! She in the Gospels simplified her life and heart.

She was married for 7 years (until about age 23)--she could have become bitter and long term blue. Didn't. Such a short marriage.
She could have become angry at God. Didn't, not at all. Honest with?.. yes.. she, for like 60 years, was a widow from then on, but she only wanted one for Christmas. Was it a husband she wanted? Yes in a long-term sense, the best one of all.

And she at 84 received that one thing and was full of JOY inside! Read through Luke.

She was satisfied and gave thanks to God for Jesus coming to earth. She spoke about that one thing -- a firsthand personal experience with Christ based on turnin' and trust -- faith.

She shared Him; she began to boldly speak to the Jews who were waiting for the redemption of Israel.

We too can unashamed.. clearly, tactfully share Jesus with others! Even our own story. How exciting to have this privilege.

How did she simplify her focus and heart? She spent a lot of time worshiping, fasting, and praying--with singleness of eye. The great story of Christmas, so simple -- it's all about Jesus!

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning—yes, more than those who watch for the morning." Psalm 130:5-6

What's so? Can a #holiday and more stuff make you happy; fill up that empty lonely void inside? Really? What you're really wanting more than Christmas.. is Christ. I mean the Bible One. Yup.

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