November 9, 2020
Joseph and Mary were devout Jews, as were most of the “common” people of that day. So they were following the dictates of their religion to bring Jesus into the Temple on the eighth day after His birth. This act by Joseph and Mary not only fulfilled the Jewish religious requirements, it fulfilled a promise having been made to the Priest Simeon. I love how time and time again we see fulfilled promises, prophecies of God in the lives of everyday people.