Simeon's song is a gift to us because it's the clear reminder that salvation is for all. His song is both an invitation and a proclamation.
The angel's famous words are unmistakable: It's really happened! God has come among us! Where the presence of the Savior is, there is an invitation into worship and peace.
Zechariah's song is a vivid reminder that God has sent Jesus among us, that He comes to save us, and that we, like John the Baptist, are called to prepare the way of the Lord in our own lives and within the world around us.