Daily Word Of God
Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to Israel’s comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord.
Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said: ‘Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace just as you promised; because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see; a light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel, Simeon was prompted by the Holy Spirit, to go to the Temple. There his deepest desire was fulfilled as he saw the Messiah in baby Jesus.
- What is your deepest desire in your life? Have you asked God to grant you that desire? How has God fulfilled your deepest desire?
- If you have not pondered on what your deepest desire is, then beg God for the insight and also ask Him to give you the strength and wisdom to be faithful in living His Will.