First Sunday of Advent
Text: Luke 2:25, “Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.”
Devotional: Today we begin our Advent journey. The theme today is salvation. Simeon was a good man and had received a promise from God that he would see the Messiah before he died. Our text begins the story of the fulfillment of that promise. The consolation of Israel was to be the savior of the world, he is our salvation. Advent is first and foremost a story of salvation.