Simeon and Anna, Rembrandt painting, Christmas story
Day 27 – Simeon and Anna in the temple. The first revelation that the Messiah had been born was told to the shepherds. Next, before the Wise Men arrived, the Messiah baby was recognized by Simeon and Anna in the temple. Mary and Joseph had traveled to Jerusalem, about six miles north of Bethlehem, to present the baby Jesus to the Lord. Luke tells us their story. From Luke chapter 2 When the days of their purification (40 days) according to the law of Moses were finished, Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn male will be dedicated […]
mary and joseph, christmas story devotional
Day 26 – The shepherds tell their story. Christmas Day may be over but the Christmas story is just beginning. From the beginning of Genesis when sin was first introduced into the world, God has been telling us about the Savior. Not a day has gone by where there was not a hope of a Messiah to come. It started with the Abrahamic covenant where God promised Abraham that all the world would be blessed through his offspring. Then through the Davidic covenant, God promised that the Messiah would come from the line of David. Next, the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Micah prophesied about the coming of the Messiah 700 years before it happened. And now we have the […]
angels, christmas story devotional
Day 25 – The angels announce to the shepherds. From the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2 “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” The angels’ first proclamation of the good news was to the shepherds who […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.