Mar 31, 2018

Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary.


Joseph and Mary marveled at what was told about Him.

Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary.

“This Child is appointed for the falling and rising up of the many people of Israel, and to be a sign that will go against this Child, and the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
  The smile of her disappeared. There also was a prophetess, Anna who was a daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher, after her girlhood she lived seven years with her husband. She was a widow of about eighty-four years old, and she never left the Temple, but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. She came to them, and she gave thanks to the Lord God, and she talked about Him to all those who were looking for the redemption in Jerusalem.