Luke 2:25 And 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
Luke 2:36a And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher
After Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph bring Him to the temple to present Him before the Lord and do the necessary sacrifices. While there, they meet two interesting people. The first is named Simeon. Verse 26 tells us that he knew that he would see God’s Messiah before he died. He was on the look out for him. When He saw Jesus, he knew that this was the one. He took the baby into his arms and blessed Him. Mary and Joseph were amazed at this.
The second person is Anna. She was a prophetess, who lived at the temple. She too, knew who Jesus was and started shouting to all who could hear, that was God’s Christ. She wanted everyone to hear and know this truth. Once again the new parents are amazed.
The Christmas story is filled with amazement. Let yourself be caught up in the amazement of the story!
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