Luke 2:27-32 NRSVue

27Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary under the law, 28Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word, 30for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32a light for revelation to the gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Simeon is an example of patient hope, as he waited around the temple for a sign of God's salvation. I ask for a strengthening of my hope and faith as I wait on the Lord.

This prayer of Simeon's is said as part of Compline, the night prayer. Perhaps I might read it at night time, noting its resignation and gratitude and its quiet joy in recognising God's work.