Simeon and Anna experience a decisive moment for themselves as they walk into the temple during this "presentation" time and see the Christ-child. We are told Simeon had been looking for the consolation of Israel. He now finds it! We now have his words that have become incorporated into the church's liturgy.
"Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the presence of all people.
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory to your people Israel." Luke 2:29-33
Simeon found peace. I wonder how many folks have a sense of peace as they near the end of life. How many of us have a focus on our heavenly home even at the current time?
You might want to meditate on these words in preparation for Sunday worship and may God's blessing be upon your time of preparation and worship!
Discipleship Question for Reflection
Does the Christ-child bring a measure of peace to your life at the present time?