The elder Simeon teaches the children how humanity separated itself from God through sin and the purpose of the sacrificial lamb. He holds on to the promise he received from God that he would see the Messiah. At the Temple, priests plot against their people. Jews suffer under Roman subjugation. Many believe in using violence instead of waiting for the Messiah. Mary holds on to her faith in God's promise, and with Joseph, she makes plans for the future. Together they will face many obstacles.