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The Wait is Over

Today’s song, the final song of advent, is from an unknown man who has evidently seen much in the way of Israel’s suffering, and yet he waited patiently. His whole life was spent in anticipation of the messiah, and we get to hear his beautiful response to having finally seen the Messiah, Jesus. We, too, live in anticipation and suffer spells of long waiting, as well as frustrating uncertainties. Simeon’s story can help us navigate through it all. We can be encouraged today and calmly find our own path in waiting.