For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people.
Amazing isn’t it. God Himself comes to the temple and most people miss it. Yet, there Jesus was. In plain sight of all the people!
For when Jesus was eight days old, Joseph and Mary brought Him to the temple. Nobody noticed at first. Except for one man named Simeon.
God had promised him that he would not die until he saw the Christ. Now, moved by the Holy Spirit, Simeon comes to the temple at the same time Joseph and Mary arrive with Jesus.
Simeon takes Jesus in his arms and praises God. He announces Jesus will be - a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.
Why this man of all people?
Because he was waiting for the coming Messiah! Waiting and expectant!
Has much changed since that day? Don’t most people fail to see Jesus even though He’s presenting Himself every day in the temple of our hearts!
Who is expectantly waiting for Jesus today?