My eyes have seen your salvation
Thank you, Father, for the gift of your son, and for the gift of salvation offered through him. Thank you for the privilege that is mine to proclaim the wonder of your gift so that others might see him and receive him.
Read Luke 2:25-32
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
Simeon had been waiting to see the Messiah. Imagine how he must have felt as he took the baby in his arms and looked into the face of his promised redeemer! He knew that he was holding the long-awaited one God had promised. He was holding God’s salvation offered to all nations everywhere—for all time! Offered for you!