Hannah, the worshipping widow!

It was during a dark and oppressive time in Israel’s history that we meet an amazing woman, a widow named Hannah.

“There was a prophet named Hannah Bat-P’nu’el, of the tribe of Asher. She was a very old woman — she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage and had remained a widow ever since; now she was eighty-four. She never left the Temple grounds but worshipped there night and day, fasting and praying

Hannah was in the Temple the very moment that Yeshua (Jesus) the promised Messiah was brought to the temple to be circumcised eight days after his birth in accordance with Torah. She immediately began thanking God and speaking about the child to everyone who was waiting for Jerusalem to be liberated.” (Luke 2:36-38, CJB) Hannah means grace or favor of God.* 

This remarkable widow had a deep love for Israel and an abiding relationship with GOD. She was a worshipper, a lover of GOD. She was a woman of valor. She was a prophet who knew GOD’s heart and proclaimed His words. She was a Kingdom warrior and emissary whose legacy lives on…

    … in you, warrior Princess!

* Hannah, the Hebrew name of this Jewish woman; translated Anna in Greek in Luke’s gospel. Copyright 2016, Shari Meisel, Unpublished Work