Simeon and Anna are some of my Biblical heroes. They personify patience, waiting, hoping and preparing. Check out Luke 2:21-32. Both of them were so in tune with God that they new God the minute they saw him. Even though he was in the form of a helpless infant.
Their lives had been formed by worship, prayer, fasting, and the Torah (Jewish Bible). The ears and eyes of their soul had been trained to hear the master’s voice and see the master’s work.