Christmas in July (2)

Some people like to buy Christmas gifts during sales in July. They are happy to find good bargains on Christmas gifts.
Christmas gifts are nice, but we should remember that our greatest gift is Jesus! In our Bible Reading today, we learn about Simeon who was serving in the temple. He was waiting to see the Messiah — the One whom God would send to be the Savior of the world. The Holy Spirit told Simeon that he would see the Messiah before he died.
When Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple, Simeon knew that Jesus was the Messiah. Simeon thanked God for letting him see Jesus. Simeon prayed, “I have seen with my own eyes how you will save your people” (verse 30).
As you buy gifts for your family and friends throughout the year, remember that God’s greatest gift to us is His Son, Jesus. Thank God for Jesus every day!