The day after Christmas,
Still relishing joy and cheer,
Thinking of Simeon and Anna,
Who both met baby Jesus, dear.
Devout Simeon asked to see
The Messiah’s face
Before he died, then was answered –
Holding God’s salvation and grace.
Joseph and Mary marveled
At what he said.
Simeon blessed them,
But warned Mary of what’s ahead.
Aged Prophet Anna, a widow for many years,
Daily at the Temple fasting and praying,
So pleased to see Jesus,
Thanksgiving and redemption saying.
We can also hold Jesus.
Have we been wanting to start,
In expectation and hope,
To hold Him in our hearts?
— Charles B. Mayes
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