Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
The Fifth Day In the Octave of Christmas
Revealed by the Holy Spirit- Seeing Salvation with Our Own Eyes
By His sigh, the Lord Jesus allowed a faint light to enter my heart and it revealed the worth of my suffering. When the sigh that I felt coming from afar crossed my heart, I felt the Spirit of Power act intensely in my heart. (Elizabeth) (May 15, 1965)
Today’s Readings: Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. (Luke 2)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, many of us have things or events we would like to see before we die. It could be our children happy and on their own, the birth of grandchildren, or retirement with time to finally travel or pursue a passion that we don’t have time for right now. Some of us call these things a “bucket list”. Yet Lord, we are not guaranteed any of these things but we are promised that no matter what life brings us You will be with us and will bring worth to even our suffering. I don’t know if Simeon would have called seeing and holding the Christ Child the answer to his personal bucket list but it was indeed a fulfilled promise made to him by the Holy Spirit! Simeon and many others in that time prayed for the time of their salvation to be fulfilled! And we too are asked to pray and to hope in Your Salvation already revealed to us- may we like Simeon see Your Promises fulfilled in us as we journey in this life toward the next!