Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. They wanted to present Him to God. An old man named Simeon was in the temple. He knew that God promised to send a special person called the Christ into the world to save His people. Simeon was waiting for that to happen. When Simeon saw Jesus, he took the baby in his arms. He said to God, "My eyes have seen Your salvation... He is a light for all people and the glory of Israel." An old prophetess called Anna also saw the baby. She told the people that this child had come to save them. Simeon and Anna knew that Jesus was the Christ whom God had promised.