WORLD Photo a day for Lent
Simeon holding the Christ child who will save the world.
25 In Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was a good and godly man. He was waiting for God’s promise to Israel to happen. The Holy Spirit was with him. 26 The Spirit had told Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 The Spirit led him into the temple courtyard.
Then Jesus’ parents brought the child in. They came to do for him what the Law required.
28 Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God. He said,
29 “Lord, you are the King over all.
Now let me, your servant, go in peace.
That is what you promised.
30 My eyes have seen your salvation.
31 You have prepared it in the sight of all people.
32 It is a light to be given to those who aren’t Jews.
It will bring glory to your people Israel.”
33 The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him.
This is a copy of the artist’s original picture that our daughter, Monna, had to recreate in art class. Monna’s picture is the picture at the top that I took for the WORLD photo for lent. It’s hanging in Brother Jimmy Honey’s office.