"Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem." (Luke 2:38)
Have you noticed the Christmas music stopped? It has been playing since Thanksgiving Day but as of Dec. 26th it hasn't been anywhere that I have heard it. The 12 days of Christmas started on Dec. 25th and goes through Jan. 5th - Epiphany. I don't know about you but I still have the various Christmas hymns going through my mind. I woke up this morning with "What Child is This" going through. I don't always remember all the verses but it is good to wake up to hymns of praise about Jesus' birth.
The Scriptures today are about praising God for the Messiah's, Jesus', birth. Especially the reading in Luke. Anna has waited years to be able to see the Messiah. We are told she is 84 and has spent her time - "day and night" - in the temple "fasting and praying." (v. 37) Now she is praising God, thanking God and telling "all" about what she has seen.
We aren't told if she started singing, or not, but she was praising, thanking and sharing. As we continue to celebrate Christmas, even if only in our own minds, are we thanking, praising and sharing? Are we talking with people about how we have seen (and felt) the Messiah - Emmanuel, God WITH us? Something to think about.........
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