- As great as Christmas is, what are some ways that it can be difficult?
The Prophecy of Simeon
25 At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him 26 and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, 28 Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying,
29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace,
as you have promised.
30 I have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared for all people.
32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations,
and he is the glory of your people Israel!”
33 Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him.
Galatians 4:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.
- When God doesn’t respond the way we expect God to, how can that impact the way we see God or relate to God?
- How would you explain the phrase, “God is faithful”?
What’s one way we can trust God during times of silence?
"(Name) you are a beloved Child of God."