We celebrate of the utmost significance the birth of Christ for he is the salvation of God. This was made apparent by Simeon, a just and devout man in Jerusalem who it was revealed by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Christ (Luke 2: 25-26).
When Simeon saw Jesus for the first time he said:
“[FOR MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THY SALVATION], which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; [A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN THE GENTILES, AND THE GLORY OF THY PEOPLE ISRAEL]” (Luke 2:30-32).
“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).