There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of
Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her
husband for seven years after her marriage, then as a widow to the age of
eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and
prayer night and day. At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to
speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had finished everything required by the
law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The
child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was
Can I be as faithful as Anna to wait for the coming
Is my spiritual life growing and becoming strong?