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, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” -Luke 2:34-35 NIV
It was a special day for two new parents. It was the day of Jesus' circumcision. But Mary and Joseph did not know how special the day would be. They didn't know that prophetic words would be spoken over their baby. What amazing things to be said about the baby Jesus. How Mary must have looked back at these words when her son ministered and revealed the thoughts of hearts. And how her soul was pierced through when soldiers nailed her son to the cross.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.