"My eyes have seen your salvation..." Luke 2:30 (NAS)
Simeon was a righteous and devout man. He waited anxiously, expecting the fulfillment of a promise- Messianic salvation. The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
As Simeon held the baby Jesus, he blessed God and said, "Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, according to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel." (Luke 2: 29 - 32).
2009 is behind us. And we consider what our eyes have seen: rising unemployment rates, a mounting national debt, corruption, deception, droughts, fires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wars, and more.
We have also seen the Lord's goodness and His faithfulness. He has heard, and continues to hear our prayers. And He answers. We have seen His provision, His protection, and His healing power. We have seen His blessings of wisdom, direction, and favor. We thank Him and praise Him for the things He has done!
In this new year, share with your descendants "the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done" Psalm 78:4.
Have a blessed New Year!!