Episode 40:  Christmas Series: In the Waiting and Longing

Episode 40 | December 21, 2021

Episode 40

Today’s Episode

Today, we’re unwrapping the story of Anna, the prophetess in Luke’s Gospel. She has a special place in God’s story of redemption, and she serves as a representative for all of us in seasons of waiting and longing. Widowed for 84 years, a woman of modest means, and from an exiled people group, we see God’s favor and grace shine through her life.

Perhaps you feel disqualified from God’s grace. Or you’re struggling to keep sight of Jesus in a season of unmet longing. Anna’s story will remind you that God’s redemption is on offer for everyone. I hope her story finds and refreshes your soul today amid the craziness of this and every season. If you’re longing and waiting in the midst of hardship, allow Anna to be a reminder of what to do when you wait. And more importantly, who to trust in the waiting.

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Scripture References

Luke 2: 30-32 CSB

Luke 2: 36-38 CSB 

Main Points

  1. Give God your past and your present and let Him use them for His glory. 
  2. Serve God in your waiting and longing.  
  3. Be a herald of the good news of Jesus and seek out the people around you who are longing for Redemption.

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