One of my favorite of Ezra's paintings is this one depicting possibly what the first Resurrection morning may have looked like.  May we all be rejoicing as we remember that amazing day. 

 1 Corinthians 15:3-4"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures," 


What a beautiful depiction of what it may have been like when Simeon and Anna marveled and rejoiced in the Temple when the long awaited Messiah was brought to them.  This week as I have been studying the three short verses about Anna's amazing devotion to God I have beenchallenged to continue on in happily serving Him for as long as He gives me strength and ability.  Life is short; every day is a precious gift that we don't want to waste on selfish ambitions.  Anna inspires me to rejoice in the Messiah during this busy season and live with passion for God.

Ladies, this is our last Thursday morning Bible study for 2016.  I'm looking forward to seeing you and sharing a time of encouragement in our faithfulness to God in our daily lives.