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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Anna- Spreading Redemption

It's amazing what you can learn from just a few Bible verses. 

This week, I'm participating in a Bible study just for those in small Facebook groups for Proverbs 31 Online Bible studies.  These Real Life In the Gap studies were established to keep those participating in the Word in between studies.  This week, we looked at the life of Anna, found in only three short verses. 

Anna was a prophetess, meaning she told the truth. And tell the truth she did.  Her truth-telling allowed her to see Jesus, as a small baby... and she recognized Him as the King. 

The King.

Anna was faithful. She was elderly, and had been a widow for many years.  She never left the temple.  Never.  She spent her time praying and fasting.

Boy, could I learn from Anna.  And I did.  I saw that she had her priorities in line. She knew what was important.  She was close to God... she would have had to have been, all that time praying.  She saw Him as being enough, and after her husband died, I can't help but think that God became her companion.

Anna hoped.  She hoped for a King.  She hoped for a purpose.

If I could sit Anna down, I'd love to know how it felt to look upon Jesus.  To recognize in that little boy the redemption of the whole world.  Her personal redemption.  What did she pray about while she was praying all that time? Was she ever lonely, and if she was, was her comfort in God?

I can't help but think that when we get to Heaven, one of the things God is going to let us do is get the answers from those we read about in the Bible, our inspirations.  Wow... can you just imagine how big God's coffeeshop may be?

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lauren as always. Thanks for sharing Anna in such a beautiful way. Can't wait to join God's coffeeshop.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your insight about Anna. I can't wait to go to God's Coffee Shop and I don't even drink coffee.

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    1. I don't drink it either. Maybe He'll have Diet Coke? =)Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I can only imagine what it will be like in heaven--if I'll ask questions or if in an instant all the answers to my questions will be revealed and I will just know. I really took away alot this week as well, and also, in your blog too. Thank you :)

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  4. I love your point about Anna telling THE TRUTH...not just her opinion or the gossip...but the truth, straight from the Word of God.

    God's Coffee Shop better have Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

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  5. I hope when we get to heave we do get to ask those questions This was great

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