(Painting above by Brian Jekel)
This morning I was reading Luke 2:21-52...the focus was on the faithfulness of Simeon and Anna to wait for the Christ to appear. But the verses that grabbed my attention are part of the blessing given by Simeon:
"For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation
which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people, Israel."
I am fairly certain the few folks who do read this blog...are Gentiles. God's forever plan - hallelujah - was to send light to the Gentiles....US! We were never an afterthought, or something God thought up later on when He saw what a mess we were.
This may not excite you, but it never fails to thrill my soul!
Thank You, Lord for your forever plan to redeem ALL mankind...every nation, tongue, tribe.
Happy, Holy Christmas to you all!