Simeon was an ordinary Joe with an extraordinary attitude. Unlike the other people of his culture, he was not mesmerized by the hustle and bustle of daily life. He was expecting something better from the Lord.
Attitude is everything. If our attitude this season is expecting only the crowds, the traffic, the hustles and the hassles, that’s likely all we are going to get. If we expect something better, if we expect to see “holy days,” times of joy and a deeper walk with Christ, then that is exactly what we will find!
I’ve heard people say, “We go to all the trouble to get ready for Christmas and then it is all over in a matter of a few minutes.”
Some people say they want Christmas to last all year. I read this the other day, “Anyone who doesn’t think Christmas lasts all year doesn’t have credit cards.”
Two men decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. A mighty storm came up that tossed the boat back and forth across the water. The tiny sailboat was forced upon the shore of a small island. Hostile natives attacked them with poisonous darts. As they crouched behind the boat, one man said to the other, “I realize that today hasn’t exactly gone as planned, but this sure beats Christmas shopping, doesn’t it?”
Making Christmas last isn’t about shopping, gifts or decorations. Christmas is an attitude. Christmas is about the celebration of our salvation.