Somehow he knew today was going to be a day like no other. The air seemed fresher, the sun brighter, and oh, how the stones of the city walls gleamed as the sun rose! No wonder they called her Jerusalem the Golden. As the old man went up the temple steps, a spontaneous thought came to mind - “There he is!” as he caught a glimpse of a young couple carrying a baby. Simeon was overjoyed! Though his eyes were fading, he saw clearly the light for Gentiles and the glory of His people Israel. God had kept his promise to his people and a personal one to him. Now he could go in peace. He had seen the anointed one.