Scripture Nugget 10.2.2015

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple;” …. Luke 2:25-27a

“There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day.” Luke 2:36-37

“John Wesley, who was active in ministry until his late eighties, notes Anna’s advanced age (84) and comments on the importance of people continuing to serve ‘even at that age.’ Wesley exhorts his readers: ‘Let the example of these aged saints animate those whose grey heads, like theirs, are a ‘crown of glory.’” Wesley Study Bible, pg 1241