Investing in Heaven,Day 24-Really Seeing Jesus

I don’t know how many if any of you have followed this blog. If you have, thank you, if you haven’t, it doesn’t matter.

I’ve loved it. I’ve loved slowing down to really see Jesus. Not just the baby in the manager. That was just the middle of the story.

His story has no beginning and no ending, but it is fabulous.

For our last day together, I’d like to look just a little further in Luke. Mary and Joseph take the Baby to the temple according to the Law and there they meet a man named Simeon:

“And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it has been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, ‘Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, “A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.”‘ Luke 2:25-32 (NASB)

Three words describe Simeon: devout, righteous, and looking.

I’d love for someone to use those words to describe me.

Simeon knew there was to be a Redeemer. And he waited. Not just waited, but waited expectantly.

Let me ask you a few questions, friend. Are you looking for Jesus? Have you seen Him. Not just a shallow knowledge, but a heart knowledge? Are you expectant? Not just for this life, but for the life to come?

No one can “see” Jesus without the help of the Holy Spirit. He allows us to glimpse the glory of Christ through the pages of Scripture. I hope you’ve received a glimpse of Him through these blogs. I have.

Not only that, but are you expectantly waiting for His return. He promised it, you know.

Perhaps the oldest book of the Bible says this:

“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25 (NASB)

When you invest in Christmas, you invest in eternity.

Where’s your investment going? On this earth that will one day burn up? Or are you investing all that you are and all that you hope to be in eternity?

I hope so.

It’s sound.

It’s wise.

Because investing in Christmas always leads to the cross.

Have a Merry Christmas! I love you.

Here’s another great song to end our Investing in Christmas journey:

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