Simeon’s Faith

God promised the Israelites that He would send them a Savior. They waited and waited many years for the Savior to come.
A man named Simeon was waiting for God to send the Savior. Simeon lived in Jerusalem. He was very old. The one thing that Simeon wanted most of all was to see God’s Savior. The Holy Spirit told Simeon that he would not die before he saw the Savior.
One day the Holy Spirit led Simeon to the temple. While he was there, Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to dedicate Him to God. The Spirit told Simeon that Jesus was the promised Savior. “Simeon took the baby in his arms and thanked God: ‘Now, Lord, you can let me, your servant, die in peace as you said’” (verses 28-29a).
The Bible tells us that we, too, will see Jesus someday. While we are waiting to see Jesus, we need to obey and follow God and tell people about Jesus.