- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 02 February 2020 02 February 2020
The Lord opened the barren womb of Hannah and gave her the son for whom she prayed. In grateful response she presented the child, Samuel, to the Lord’s service. So, too, did Mary and Joseph present their Child—He promised from the fall, born of a virgin’s womb, who came to “destroy the one who has the power of death … and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” Simeon and Anna rejoiced, and we with them, for we know that we, too, can “depart in peace,” facing death unafraid.
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