Simeon and Anna See Jesus
Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple to dedicate him. While there, they meet Simeon and Anna, who have been waiting and waiting for God’s gift of the Messiah. They praise and thank God that Jesus is God’s gift.
He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel! Luke 2:32
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Through the Week
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In today’s Bible account, we learned that Simeon and Anna had waited a long, long, long time for Jesus. They knew that Jesus would be God’s gift to the world, and they kept waiting for Jesus. Waiting can be hard.
Think and talk about a time you had to wait patiently for something you really wanted.
Watch “Waiting for Cookies.”
When we pray, we often ask Jesus to do something that is important to us, like heal someone, or help us with a friendship, or help us with a test.
When someone prays for us, that is a gift to us. When Jesus helps us, it is a gift to us. Even greater than both of these is knowing that Jesus himself is a gift to us. It must have been hard for Simeon and Anna to wait for Jesus to come. The good news for us is that we don’t have to wait for Jesus—he’s already here with us and we can talk to him anytime we want. What a wonderful gift!
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