O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here,
until the Son of G-d appears.
Simeon Sees God’s Salvation
25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
Simeon was no prophet, or seer. He worked no miracles, saw no angels. He was not in the fields when the angel appeared to the shepherds.
He was simply this: just, and devout.
We meet him here, at the end of his life, holding Jesus in his arms and blessing G-d.
G-d honored the devout heart of his servant, and likely beyond his expectations, for in the…
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