Anna is one of my favorite Bible women. Our Bible Reading tells us that she was a widow who was 84 years old. Anna had been at the temple for many years. “Anna was always at the temple; she never left. She worshiped God by fasting and praying day and night” (verse 37b).
Joseph and Mary brought baby Jesus to the temple to present Him to the Lord. Anna was there at the temple. Anna recognized Jesus as God’s Son. “She praised God and talked about Jesus to all the people who were waiting for God to free Jerusalem” (verse 38b).
Anna is a good example for us today. First, she loved God and served Him every day. We should be dedicated to God like Anna was. Second, Anna knew who Jesus was. Many Jewish teachers and leaders refused to believe that Jesus was God’s Son. But Anna believed, and she was willing to share that news with other people.
You can be like Anna, too. Love and serve God in all that you do today. And tell your friends and neighbors that Jesus is God’s Son.