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By no means Too Outdated – Devotional by M. Jantzen

Then Simeon blessed them and mentioned to Mary, his mom: ‘This baby is destined to trigger the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be an indication that shall be spoken towards, in order that the ideas of many hearts shall be revealed. And a sword will pierce your personal soul too.’ … “Coming as much as them at that very second, she [the prophet Anna] gave because of God and spoke in regards to the baby to all who have been wanting ahead to the redemption of Jerusalem.Luke 2:34-35, 38

One in all my favourite issues in regards to the Christmas narrative is how God makes use of unlikely people — an unwed virgin, a carpenter, overseas clever males, sheepherders, and senior residents — to unfold His plan of salvation.

I’ve at all times beloved the story of Simeon (Luke 2:22-36)  within the Bible. Maybe it’s as a result of, rising up, I used to be surrounded by loving and godly seniors who took an curiosity in my life. However I feel it’s additionally as a result of this story highlights the truth that it’s by no means too late for anybody for use by God in unbelievable methods.

Simeon and the prophet Anna had faithfully served God and prayed for many years, however when Joseph and Mary introduced Jesus to the temple, it was their biggest ministry alternative to this point. Their acts of religion that day proved to be their most enduring legacy. They testified in regards to the Messiah Israel had longed for for the reason that time of the exile. They really held the Promised One of their arms!

God is not any respecter of age. He doesn’t retire individuals from His service when their our bodies begin to wear down. If the center is keen, God is keen! If an individual is offered, she or he will quickly discover a chance for vital kingdom influence introduced to them by God’s design. And it could be the best affect they’ve ever had!

You’re by no means too outdated to bear witness to the Prince of Peace.

Thank You God that even at this time, regardless of my weaknesses, You enjoyment of utilizing me for Your glory. I’m obtainable. Use me. Amen.

By M Jantzen
utilized by permission 


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