God's Promise Fulfilled
As soon as the fall occurred in the garden we read in Genesis 3:15 of God's first promise of a future redeemed. Later on when Abraham was told to offer his son Isaac we have Abraham's words of faith, 'The Lord will provide a lamb'. He did for Isaac and later His only son Jesus. The people continue to be reminded of this promise through several books in the Old Testament. Today's reading in Luke 2 tells how the spirit revealed the promised one to Simeon and the prophetess Anna when baby Jesus was presented at the temple.