Simeon was there. There’s a lot in those few words. A phrase we might miss in the blinding light of the big moment. Because in many ways, Simeon had been there, patient, eager, committed to God and God’s purposes, for many years. And those years no doubt often felt rather mysterious. There was a waiting for God’s renewal then. There is a waiting and longing for God’s renewal now. The fundamental posture of God’s people is of watching and waiting for God. And prayer is a continual reminder that self-determination isn’t our modus operandi. We are people, always, who watch and wait and respond, because we’d rather trust the one who made us than trust ourselves. We aren’t in our own hands.