[Anna] never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 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 2:37-38
Anna is an unusual character who came at an unusual time in the life of Jesus the child. She had lived 84 years to see that very moment. She’s the very definition of a God-fearing woman. Having worshipped constantly and fasted and prayed, she was probably about as wise as someone could get.
Everyone needs to have an Anna in their lives. I had one who has since passed on to be with the Lord. To this day I can recall her telling me about how she prayed me into the Kingdom. She would often watch me from her apartment window as I practiced some band drum major moves for hours on end. Not only was I being watched secretly but I was being prayed for!
If you don’t have an Anna in your life, pray for one. Or if you have been in the faith for some time, perhaps you need to be an Anna for someone. Think about the life changing possibilities of both options. There really is no “downside” to being an Anna or having an Anna in your life.