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Simeon, Anna and baby Jesus

Simeon and Anna meet God's promised Messiah.
Contributed by Sue Bentley
Story also available on our translated website: Hindi
A little while after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in Jerusalem for a special dedication called Purification. Mary and Joseph bought two small birds to offer to God as a sacrifice. – Slide 1
There was a man called Simeon in the temple. God had told him he would not die until he had seen the Saviour. – Slide 2
When Simeon saw baby Jesus he was filled with joy and taking Him in his arms praised God that he had seen his Saviour. Jesus would be a light to the gentiles and the glory of His people Israel. Mary and Joseph were amazed at these words. – Slide 3
Simeon also said that some people would reject Jesus but others would be filled with joy at knowing Him. – Slide 4
There was also a widow called Anna. She was eighty four and worshipped in the temple all the time. When she saw Jesus she also knew He was the promised Saviour of the world and gave thanks to God. – Slide 5
Anna told everyone she met about Jesus and that He was the answer to their prayers for salvation. – Slide 6
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