The story of Jesus is amazing. There is always something new to learn. Even when the story is heard every year – something new always pops out. One story people hardly ever mention is the story of Anna.
36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and was a widow for eighty-four years. She did not leave the temple, serving God night and day with fasting and prayers. 38 At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
In Latin- her name means favor and grace. Anna experienced life, but always stayed connected to God. Even though Jesus was a baby, she recognized the savior. She went out and spoke of the good news so all could experience God’s blessings.
Even during stressful times like the holiday season – it is good to be a part of the holy spirit. Even if it’s by example: we can show the grace and love God has given to us. As they say “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Let’s show this world the representation of Christ!