Anna: Witness of Birth of Jesus
In the providence of God, the marvelous testimony of Simeon was not to stand alone. Anna, an aged widow, a devout and saintly woman who worshiped constantly in the temple with fasting and prayer both day and night, now approached the holy family. As Simeon was a prophet, so she was a prophetess, and her voice now joined his as a special witness of the birth of Jesus Christ. Anna, whose name means “full of grace,” bore testimony to all Jerusalem who “looked for redemption” (Luke 2:38). Through the countless hours she had spent within the walls of the temple, she was undoubtedly well known to those of the holy city who also faithfully sought the coming of the Messiah. All such would hear her testimony of His birth–the birth of the Savior of the World, the birth of Jesus Christ. (see Luke 2:36-38).
Sperry Symposium Classics, Joseph Fielding McConkie, 2006, Brigham Young University & Deseret Book, 115-116.
Learn more about the birth of Christ at the official site for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths as the “Mormon Church”).
The birth of Christ is a grand event in Christianity.
Request your free copy of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ and a Companion to the Bible.
This entry was posted on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 7:47 pm and is filed under Array. You can follow any responses to this entry through the http://jesus.christ.org/168/anna-witness-birth-of-jesus/feed feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.