Text: Simeon and Anna - Luke 2:21-40
Simeon was comforted because he had seen God’s salvation, in the form of a baby. He knew that baby would grow and save Israel. We also ought to be comforted as we see God’s salvation here. Again, it doesn’t look like much in the world’s eyes, but it is here that our faith grows. And we know a little faith can move mountains. It can bulldoze years of bitterness toward family members. It can lift up the doubting, timid soul away from his own vacillations, and to his Savior. It can replace weeping and sorrow with joy and gladness. This all happens as God graciously gives us His Spirit, who increases our faith. The Holy Spirit continues to work His grace in us. He does this through Word, Water, Bread, Wine. The gifts of God for the people of God.