KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE STORIES OF WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
DEC. 16, 2020
ANNA: A MODEL OF SPIRITUAL DEVOTION
Anna is mentioned in the Bible as a prophetess and one of the people connected to Jesus’ childhood. She was the daughter of Penuel from the tribe of Asher. Her name, which she shares with Hannah in the Old Testament, means “favor” or “grace.” All we know of her is found in three verses in the New Testament book of Luke. When Anna encounters the infant Jesus in the temple, we see that her life is indeed overflowing with favor and grace.