Luke 2: 25-32
There was a righteous man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was told he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s anointed. He went to the temple courts when the parents of Jesus brought him to do what custom required, to make a sacrifice to the Lord.
Simeon took the child in his arms and praised God for his eyes having seen the special child who would be a revelation to the Gentiles and a glory to Israel.
When we embrace our own godchild, we cannot help but praise God for birthing his essence into our conscious awareness. We cannot help but want to be a blessing to all around us, and a messenger from God to people of all faiths.