May 2, Sunday

REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought is an updated version of AMI QT Devotional first posted on August 6, 2013.kk

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“Jesus, I Welcome You.”

Luke 2:28-29

“He took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word.”

What would it have been like for Simeon to be given a promise from “the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ” (v. 26) and actually get to hold Jesus in his arms?  For Simeon, his life on this earth would never come to an end until God’s promise was fulfilled.  What a life!  There are more things in life that may not happen in your lifetime.  Do you have things that you want to ask God to do before your time on this earth is finished?

Michael Card applied Simeon’s Song of Luke 2:28-29 in the following way: “Now it is time to take Him in your arms and your life will never come to an end.”  When you welcome (receive) the Son of God in your life, your life will never come to an end, but have eternal life.  As matter of fact, God gives you “the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).  

Assuming that you have already accepted Jesus into your life, is there an area in your life that you are still hesitant to welcome Jesus into?

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I welcome you into all areas of my life.  Come and take total control of every aspect of my existence.  Amen. 

Bible Reading for Today: Obadiah 1