The Essential 100 Day 53: Luke 2:1-40: Getting Pierced.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

Not long ago I did a blog on Isaiah 53 which is the prophesy of Jesus getting pierced in the side.  The last thing to happen to Jesus was the spear in the side by the heart.  His heart was broken for us.   He died on that cross so that His spirit would be set free and the miracle of His resurrection would happen.  Jesus in this scripture is born and they take him when He is 8 days old to be consecrated as was the Jewish tradition.  Simeon talks about Jesus’ future and how He would change many people.  What Simeon is saying here is our hearts eventually will be revealed  and that if we allow Him to, our very soul will be pierced.  Just as Jesus’ heart was pierced, our hearts will be pierced with the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Sprit will inspire our soul and lead us in power, direction and purpose.  Getting our hearts pierced by the Holy Spirit will make us the light on the hill.  To borrow a line from Kari Jobe; “make us children of the day.”


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