Reposting this from a few years ago:
This morning I was meditating on Simeon and Anna. I know it’s Lent and not the Christmas season! That was part of my meditation. Simeon and Anna didn’t know, at the time, that it was the Christmas season. It was just another day of prayer in the Temple. But if Simeon had not been sensitive to the Holy Spirit, he would have missed the Child he had been waiting for all of his life. Thinking about this made me pray that I wouldn’t miss Christ’s coming to me today in whatever guise He takes. Let’s all keep watch for Him today. Maybe we’ll find that it’s really Christmas during Lent.