If you continue reading Luke chapter two (after the shepherds leave), you will see two more additional figures that are not represented in the traditions Christmas story. Simeon and Anna both were in position to receive the newborn King. They were listening to the Holy Spirit and waiting at the temple to see Him. It is not known exactly how long they waited for Jesus but they clearly did not move until God confirmed His promise to them.

Be encouraged by this. God’s plan is perfect in His timing and we should not move from where He has commanded us to wait until He gives release.

Published by David Sacerich