Christ and Christmas- Anna

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; 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. 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. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. (Luke 2:36-40)

What is the author saying?
How does it apply to your life?

6 thoughts on “Christ and Christmas- Anna

  1. Mafalda

    The author is saying because of anna and her fastings and prayers day and night and because she talked about god to other people the baby Jesus grew with a strong sprit, filled with wisdom and the grace of god was upon him. This applaud to my life because I think that I should be like anna and worship god day and night ad tell everyone about him as well :).

  2. Tristian Lechien

    I GOT MY INTERNET BACK!!!!! And I’m sososos sorry tht I haven’t been on! And I just couldn’t but yay! 🙂 so I’m happy! 😀

    U guys remember in ur Christmas cards… Well I do. And in EVERY one, out of 50. Had, have a merry Christmas and remember to keep Jesus in ur heart through it all or remember the real Christmas story not Santa Claus, of presents. Jesus has already give us the most special gift of all! To know him and live with him for and eternity. And we call tht place heaven. Or to be saved or a salvation!

    And there is this song tht Pastor Ben sings sometimes on Sunday’s. Like its “Lift up a heart of praise, sing with now with voices raised to Jesus,Sing to the king! ” I don’t like to sing but I’ll sing my heart out for Jesus! 🙂 ❤ great Devo today guys! 🙂

  3. this is saying that because of anna’s fastings and prayers, Jesus grew with great wisdom and grace was upon him.how i can apply this to my life is to keep praying and even fasting tio him.prayer really can make a difference in your life even if you think it doesn’t. I think that song tristian mentioned is a good one.we should lift a heart of praise and sing with voices raised.even if everyone doesn’t do that,just do that and people would be like i should do that too.

    i have a few prayer requests
    1) still havent heard from the ear doc yet.
    2) my sister may have strep (pray she doesn’t and if she does pray that it goes over well)
    3)my sister also has to go to an orthopedic doctor for her foot.

    hope you all have a safe,happy and relaxing winter break. plus a merry christmas and a happy new year!!! 😀

  4. The author’s telling us about a woman named Anna, who loved God and served Him by praying & fasting. Anna had prayed to God for the people of Jerusalem & that they might find redemeption. She thanked Him for what He had done for her and her relationship with God was very sincere. the author also talks about how Jesus grew up and had a strong relationship with his Father & had great wisdom. The last sentence says “and the grace of God was upon him.” so.. Idk if I’m right, but I think the author was comparing the relationships Anna & Jesus had with God. They were both true followers & loved God with all their hearts. This can apply to my life by reflecting the relationships they both had with God, and making it my own. I’m a Christian, which is a Christ follower. I need to be more like Jesus in every way. I’m not perfect by any means, and I know I need to improve the way I live for God 🙂

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