Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace (Luke 2:29-32)
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When Simeon prayed these words, he must have been well aware of “the long road of redemption” as Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 18 calls it. God’s “fierce love” (paragraph 5) with which he held this world caused him to turn toward this world with patience and tender care (paragraph 18). Simeon is delighted to see the fulfillment of his promises.