I Can’t Wait for Christmas!


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I Can’t Wait for Christmas!How many more days until Christmas? When can we buy our Christmas tree? When will put our decorations up? When will grandma and grandpa get here? When can we open our presents?

The month of December is filled with anticipation. We count down the days until Christmas. We long for time with family, conversations with friends, good food, and of course, present. Sometimes, however, our expectations are not met and we end up dissatisfied.

For my money, Simeon (Luke 2:21-35) is one of the more interesting characters in the Christmas pageant. However, if you blink, you will miss him as he only makes a cameo appearance in the drama.

By all appearances, Simeon was a godly senior citizen (25). Tradition says he was 113 years old, though Scripture does not give us his age. What it does say is he felt he could die in peace after seeing…

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