In Luke 2 there is a gentleman named Simeon, who was written of as being righteous and devout.
The Bible says that “it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
The coming of life in the Messiah which when Simeon laid eyes upon Him would mean his own departure from this life.
Later in the chapter as Simeon takes the Christ child into his arms he says, “For my eyes have seen Your salvation.”
Tomorrow morning I will have completed reading my Christmas present, John Ramsey’s The Other Side of Suffering.
He writes of Job and Job’s acceptance of what God had allowed to happen in his life.
In Job 42:5 it says, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eyes see you.”
We can spend our entire lives hearing of the goodness of God, yet until we allow God to work his goodness through us into the lives of others, it is only then that we can as Simeon did, experience the ending of our life as we know it and find the beginning of the life that only a baby can bring.