by Rich Wooten

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Divine - The Relationships of Christmas (3 of 3)
Series: Divine
Richard Wooten
Luke 2:25-38
December 2008

For the past two weeks, we have browsed the Christmas story and pulled out of it new insights - God has everything in control was one of the major themes and then "honor" in relationships was revealed last week. This week, we wrap up the series with a look not at the past, but at our present.

What are you looking for? And when you found it, how did you feel? Whether it's as mundane as a good burger joint or a good book to read, or as noble as love or meaning, the search finds its way into our lives and takes hold of us in both tangible and intangible ways.

Good movie - you gotta see it! - Dark Knight, Princess Bride,
Good TV show - don't miss it! - 24, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica
Good book - read it or die - Lord of the Rings, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

We get impassioned when we find a great resting spot on the trail and we want to tell others. It shows in our energy, our conversation, our outlook on life. We become evangelists for those things that have captured us - sharing our story of how _____ changed our life. What if everyone was captured by that which captures us? -

Luke 2:25-38 - 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. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the Temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salva-tion, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."

The child's father and mother marvel ...

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