day 18 :: He is Called Jesus

It’s a favorite of mine…this story about Simeon.  Luke 2:25-35

It’s not normally a part of any Christmas celebration, but I just had to include it in my advent cards this year.  Plus I love, love, love this song by Todd Agnew.  Take a listen to it here.

Simeon waited on the promise of the Lord.  And when he saw the baby Jesus, he took him in his arms and proclaimed:

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

Like the wise men, Simeon held on tightly to a promise from God, believing it would be fulfilled. He waited & watched for God’s salvation. He was ready {albeit old} when that fulfilled promise was brought to him.  simeon

{click on the picture for this printable coloring sheet}

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