But if you look at Simeon with the child in his arms with the eyes we have been trying to bring to focus during this advent season you will see a man who has found himself at what we sometimes call, a “thin place.” He sees something he has been prepared to see for a good long time. Well, you look any baby in the eyes and you know what you are looking at? You are looking at the future staring back at you. But Simeon sees something more. He sees the purposes of God. He sees something that gives his heart a peace it has never known.