Simeon and Anna represented all who saw that their only hope was in the mercy and grace of God. Along with the poor carpenter and his wife and the outcast shepherds, they were flesh-and-blood examples of those to whom Christ comes. They personified the paradox of being profoundly empty and profoundly full

R. K. Hughes

R. K. Hughes
Luke: that you may know the truth (Crossway Books, 1998), 95