Veiled Salvation

December 30, 2018

LUKE 2:22-35

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they

brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of

the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and

to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves,

or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was

Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel,

and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit

that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in

the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him

according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and

said, 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;

30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of

all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon

blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall

and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce

through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”