Are you good at waiting? I suspect you’re better at it than me.
Christmas has a way of teaching us how to wait, especially when we’re children. The season of Advent is a four-week period of time in which we anticipate the coming of Christmas Day.
On Sunday, I plan to look at one of my favorite characters from the Cast of Christmas, a man named, Simeon. When you read his story below, you’ll see he was good at waiting on God to fulfill His promise. Here’s a portion of his story…
At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him 26 and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, 28 Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, 29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. 30 I have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared for all people. 32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!” (Luke 2:25-32)
Here’s some encouragement I find in this passage – like Simeon, we can learn how to wait on God. We can learn how to eagerly wait for God to fulfill all His promises. To realize His will in the earth as it is realized in heaven.
Here’s something else I’ve learned from Simeon – as he waited on God, God was working in his life. You see, waiting on God is time never wasted.
I hope you can be with us this Sunday as we learn more about what it looks like to eagerly wait on God.