Daylight Scripture – Simeon blessed Jesus and Mary and said to Mary Jesus’ mother, “This boy is assigned to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that generates opposition.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, It must have been a difficult thing for Mary to hear that you would generate opposition, especially as she held you close to her heart and listened to your sweet infant breaths. But the word that Simeon gave her was and is still true. Thanks be to God, were it not for your work of opposition to death and evil, we certainly would be hopeless in this world. Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.