The Longing-Luke 2:25-32

Look at the people around you: the shoppers walking the malls, the enthusiastic fans at football and basketball games, fellow employees in the workplace. Do you think they’ve found happiness? As people rush through life—hurrying from paycheck to payment and from job to home and then doing it all over again—many of them feel empty inside. They long for some thing to make their existence more meaningful and fulfilling. All around us are people who could have peace and contentment if they could just meet Jesus. As we see the crowds each day, we should be reminded to pray that the Holy Spirit would touch their hearts and make them want to see Jesus. They may be rushing around, but in their hearts they have a void waiting to be filled by the Messiah, the Lord Jesus. There is a longing in every heart that only Jesus can satisfy.