At Christmastime, we often focus on the first half of Luke 2, and the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Later in that same chapter, however, Luke introduces us to two other characters who also have a story to tell. This week, we consider one of them—Simeon—and the sense of fulfillment and contentment he discovered upon encountering the infant Jesus.
We’re told that Christmas is the season to be jolly, but that’s hard to do when you’re dealing with deep disappointment and broken relationships. In this chapter, you’ll see how the Christmas story can help you experience peace and contentment despite your present circumstances!
Do you know the Boy Scout motto? “Be prepared.” It’s a good motto for all of us! And it’s also the posture of a man you’ll meet in Luke 2. In this chapter, you’ll learn from Simeon how to be prepared and always hopeful.
Broken promises can hurt. And in this chapter, you’ll discover how to anchor your hopes in the one Person who will never let you down! Simeon found true satisfaction and joy in the fulfilled promises of God—and so can you!
Do you have a favorite place where you feel completely at peace? Maybe it’s reading by the fire or sitting on a fishing dock at dawn. In this chapter, you’ll turn to Luke 2 to discover how to experience lasting peace and contentment.
When someone tells you they’ve got good news and bad news, which do you like to hear first? In this chapter, you’ll examine the good and bad news that Joseph and Mary received from Simeon about their child. This baby would change their lives—and change the world as well!