Day 17: For My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

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. 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. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.

~Luke 2:21-33

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  1. Sandy says:

    Can you imagine if Siemon had actually known all that Christ would go through if he would have said anything else to the parents. As such protective parents we are in the USA I wonder what if anything we would do differently as our child grew up if we completely understood the trials etc they would have to go through. What a mighty God we have knowing even before Christ began His earthly journey the Father knew what would happen. For that fact He knows all we or our will go through and yet He loved us beyond our comprehension and a!lowed it all to happen so we could become the children He desires for us.