Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Simeon was a what????

So today we were doing our daily Bible study with Joshua. We are learning the names of God and what they mean. We've been talking about Jehovah-shammah, which means "The Lord is there." We discussed God leaving Jerusalem, but giving the people encouragement by telling them that the name of the city will be Jehovah-shammah. Even though He is leaving the city, He will come back at the end of their captivity. So today we talked about the return of God to the temple, in the form of the infant Jesus. We read Luke 2:27-32, and discussed Simeon holding the child and declaring that his "eyes had seen Your salvation." I was commenting on how wonderful it was that Simeon was able to recognize the holiness of this baby, when Joshua pops out with, "so the priest was really a baby whisperer, huh?" Though I tried not to laugh, Lowell could not seem to help himself. Let's just say it wasn't easy to get back on the track of the miraculous when all we could picture is a Cesar Millan-type priest interpreting the whimpers of baby Jesus. Oh well, at least we've tried...

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