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[Anna] gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. - Luke 2:38 (NIV)

The prophet Anna is one of my Christmas heroes. She didn’t guard sheep by night or visit the manger. Nevertheless, Anna became part of the extended Christmas story, celebrating the infant Savior 40 days later in Jerusalem. I admire Anna because she kept herself alert for God’s purposes in her...

Today's Prayer
We praise you, living God! Thank you for including us in your ever-expanding story of salvation. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:36-38

Thought for the Day

I will live expectantly, knowing that God is at work.

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