Sunday, January 3, 2010

Simeon and Anna

"And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, "Now Lord, Thou dost let Thy bondservant depart in peace, according to Thy word; for my eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou has prepared in the presence of all peoples, A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, and the glory of Thy people Israel." And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, 'Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed - and a sword will pierce even your own soul - to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed." And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with a husband seven years after her marriage, and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. And she never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers. And at that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem."
Luke 2:25-38

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful Scripture post~
Lady Farmer!!!
Happy New Year~ dear friend!

Love~ Miss Jen

maria said...

Oh to be like Anna...to have that fervor, that joy to speak about the Lord to anyone who is willing to listen.

Thank you dear friend for the verses.

Have a joyful and blessed week!

maria

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I always can find something here that lifts my spirit.What a beautiful picture. Two people Anna and Simeon who fulfilled their purpose in life.
Thank you for sharing this today.
Blessings,
Sue

Marqueta said...

Dearest Lady Farmer,

May we all be just as faithful in staying close to the Lord, so as to be ready for Him when he comes!

Love,

Marqueta