Simeon

Today’s Bible Reading is about a man named Simeon. The Holy Spirit told Simeon that he would see the Christ (Jesus) before he died. Simeon believed that he would see Jesus. And before Simeon died, he saw baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem.
When Simeon saw Jesus, he said (verses 29-32), “Now, Lord (God), you can let me, your servant, die in peace like you said. I have seen with my own eyes how you will save your people. Not all people can see your plan. He (Jesus) is a light to show your way to the non-Jewish people. He will bring honor to your people, Israel (the Jews).”
God gives us many promises in the Bible. We can believe those promises or we can reject them. If we believe that God’s Word is true, we should believe the promises. We should be excited to see God’s promises come true.
God has promised forgiveness to people who accept His Son, Jesus, as their Savior. Do you believe that? God has also promised to prepare a place for us to live forever with Him. I hope you believe that, too!