Little known stories # 9 Anna

We often marginalize ‘vintage’ people in our culture.  To be ‘senior’ is not to be cool, relevant, purposeful.  Not so in Scripture.  We learn priceless lessons from vintage people.  Here’s a quiz question to see if you can identify this widow.


I began to learn that the demands of the body should be subjected to God’s invitation to be satisfied with Him alone.

Anna was widowed in her twenties–childless.  She chose not to remarry, but rather to fast and pray.  At 84 her calling meant she was in the temple to see the infant Jesus.  What a privilege for this prophetess!

We may not all be able to be world traveling missionaries, singing worship leaders, but we can all fast and pray.  Luke 2: 36–38