The consolation of Israel: Luke 2

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Today’s reading: Luke 2-3.

Only eight days after his birth, and long before the wise men came calling, Jesus encountered a godly man named Simeon. It was at the temple in Jerusalem where his parents took him to be circumcised and to give an offering. Through the power of the Spirit, Simeon revealed much about Jesus.

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 upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 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, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as…

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