Now, Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to leave [this world] in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your Salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
A Light for revelation to the Gentiles [to disclose what was previously unknown], And [to bring] the praise and honor and glory of Your people Israel.”
And His [legal] father and His mother were amazed at what was said about Him,
Simeon was a righteous and devout man [who carefully observing the divine Law]. He had been waiting for the Promise. When he saw Jesus, he instantly knew that Light and the Promise arrived.
This revelation signifies that salvation or deliverance from harm or ruin to our souls and lives is available anew this Christmas. Hope can remain afloat and alive for new beginnings.
What appeared unknown is opened, because Jesus accessed the earth. He gave us opportunity to spiritually blossom when He suffered on the cross for us. His suffering lifted us up to an equal playing field. By His blood, we have an entrance to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing “our” trespasses unto “us”; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation, 2 Corinthians 5:19. Let’s seek His revelation and reconciliation in our lives as Simeon proclaimed.