CONCLUSION Before we leave father Jacob for the last time, let us think upon some of his last words, specifically, “I wait for your salvation.” Jacob greeted this promise from afar. The parade of the king had broken the horizon. Jacob could hear the trumpets blaring in the distance. He awaited the salvation of God in anticipation. He shared with his sons, and all of his spiritual children that there were evil days ahead but the king would come. And he did. The long-awaited one took on flesh and dwelt among us. Jacob would say, “I wait for your salvation,” but many years later an old man named Simeon, who was waiting for the consolation of Israel, the salvation of Jacob, saw the infant Jesus and exclaimed, “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation too the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” The promised king has come. Salvation is here. But he will return. The question for us is: are we waiting for the return of the king?