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Nativity Anna, the prophetess, is mentioned in the Bible three times and they’re all within the context of Jesus’ birth.

Luke 2:36-39; “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.”

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NativityFor the past couple of years I’ve posted the Bible story about Simeon. I just love to read it over and over again, so please forgive my indulgence of feasting on this part of the Bible! I’m reposting it here in preparation of our post tomorrow which will be on another monumental event in biblical history! The story of Anna.

I pray we all have a heart like Anna’s – male or female! Digging deeper into this story gave me a different perspective of what God is actually looking for in each of us (me) on a daily basis. Her history, being a widow, a mom, a true believer to the very core of her soul, gives me hope of what my daily life can be and the patience God has for all of us!

Luke 2:30-32; “For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”

 

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