Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Jesus - An Answered Prayer

Thursday February 2

Bible Reading:     Luke 2L 25 - 35

Topic:         Jesus - An Answered Prayer

Simeon had been waiting for salvation, light for the Gentiles and the glory of the Israelites. Waiting here means continuous earnest prayers of faith.

God entered into a Covenant with him that his death would only come after he had met with Jesus,

Today marking the presentation of Christ, Simeon received Jesus from His parents and said the "Nunc Dimitis" in which he proclaimed Jesus the Salvation and Glory long awaited.

Receiving Jesus, Simeon received the answer to his prayers and the fulfillment of God's promise to him.

Salvation, Light and Glory summarize the entire needs and wants of man.

All we pray for are summed up in the mentioned terms.

Thus to have answers to your prayers is to meet with Jesus one on one through a personal spiritual encounter.

For Simeon it meant spiritual fulfillment and the end of his earthly journey as the way was now clear for him to die.

For us, it means the beginning of our spiritual journey which would end in eternity when we see Jesus face to face as Simeon did.

God, please help to live in such a way and manner that I shall see Jesus face to face and reign with Him forever, Amen

Memory verse:   Luke 2: 32
"A Light to lighten the Gentiles and the Glory of Thy People Israel."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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