Face to Face

My eyes have seen your salvation.
                       —Luke 2:30

Simeon was an old man. He had lived through painful shifts, seeing his world fall apart.

His beloved homeland fell to foreign rule. Political corruption, brazen immorality, and distressing religious decay crushed everything decent.

But Simeon held fast to faith-fed hope that God would have the final word, and to his conviction “that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”

And sure enough the day came when he cradled baby Jesus in his wrinkled arms.

However hopeless your world seems, don’t give up hope. “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God” (Ps. 42:5). This world is just the tune-up for the world to come, where you will see the Lord’s Christ face-to-face.

When despair whispers, “Give up,”
hope shouts, “Never!”

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