The Gospel of Luke provides a unique glimpse into the Christmas story. In Luke chapter 2 we read of yet another person that celebrates the birth of the Messiah. Neither Simeon nor Anna received an angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth. There was no star guiding their path. Instead, both people recognized Jesus amidst the hustle and bustle of Temple life. Somehow they had the wisdom and clarity to recognize Jesus as the savior, in the humility of his poverty. Both Simeon and Anna challenge us to always be ready to be surprised and to look for God outside of the conventional ideas and wall of our belief.