While his eyes beheld the infant Jesus, Simeon saw beyond the present into the future, speaking of the future purpose and ministry of the man Jesus. We have beheld the Christ-child, the infant lying in a manger, but what did we see? Perhaps all the celebration and gift giving caused us to lose sight of the real purpose for which Jesus invaded our world.
New Testament Lesson: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel Lesson: Luke 2:22-35