In Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was a good and godly man. He was waiting for God’s promise to Israel to happen. The Holy Spirit was with him.
The Spirit had told Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. The Spirit led him into the temple courtyard. Then Jesus’ parents brought the child in. They came to do for him what the Law required. Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God.
He said, “Lord, you are the King over all. Now let me, your servant, go in peace. That is what you promised. My eyes have seen your salvation. You have prepared it in the sight of all people. It is a light to be given to those who aren’t Jews. It will bring glory to your people Israel.”
What a beautiful account?! In Christian tradition Simeon is known as The God Receiver. This fella was simply introduced as a Righteous and Devout and Prayerful man. These qualities it seems are prerequisites for recruitment and commissioning in God’s Secret Service. Prophet Amos strengthens this argument when he boldly declared;
Surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
Simeon was the Man Of The Hour, he understood his assignment and he executed it with laser precision.
Recruitment is open all year my friends, apply and be a part of something good, better still – be a part of something awesome!