7. Simeon and Anna Find the Christ Child.
The parents of Jesus were careful to fulfill all the appropriate practices of their religion. In the temple at Jerusalem two spiritually attuned and devoted persons were guided by the Spirit to this child so that they could witness what would be the fulfillment of their prayers and prophetic expectations. Because of their spiritual awareness they were able to recognize the great Light with this child. Simeon also gave Mary a hint of the ominous tragedy she would experience and that this portentous event would be a challenge and a reference point for many people to relate to in their hearts.