Day 8

Read Luke 2:22-40.

Devotion by: Debi Ortiz
Presentation in the Temple

Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph, two very common people and yet they were given a gift from God to raise a child through the best their hearts could provide. Who would have known what the future held for Him and whose lives He would forever change? Simeon and Anna apparently knew that this little baby, Jesus, would not only impact their lives but far beyond them.

I love these words when the Pentatonix singing group sings them:

"Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you've delivered will soon deliver you."

Simeon and Anna remained hopeful about God sending an earthly promise, and we too can trust Jesus to inspire, teach, lead others, heal, and perform miracles.

Jessica Spivey