The Holy Spirit told Simeon that he would not die until he saw the Messiah. Upon meeting the infant Jesus, Simeon praised God in song. The theme of Simeon’s song is that of the entire Bible: Through Christ, God has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. Alistair Begg reminds us that while God’s gift of salvation is universally presented, it is not automatically applied. He graciously provides the gift—and like Simeon, we should celebrate the hope that the Incarnation brings.