Simeon understands why Messiah came

When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, to dedicate him to God as a firstborn child, they met Simeon.

Here was a man who has waited a lifetime for this moment. He was filled with prophetic joy. The God he talked to each day had, through the Holy Spirit, brought him into the temple on this special day and given him words of prophetic revelation that Christians still treasure: “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace according to your promise. Because my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared for all people to see—a light that will reveal salvation to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people Israel”  Luke 2: 29-32

A Messiah, not only for Israel, but for the whole world had been born.

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