1 Jn 2:15 – 17
Do not bestow your love on the world, and what the world has to offer; the lover of this world has no love of the Father in him. What does the world offer? Only gratification of corrupt nature, gratification of the eye, the empty pomp of living; these things take their being from the world, not from the Father. The world and its gratifications pass away; the man who does God’s will outlives them, for ever.
Anna – our example of faithfulness, through life and love and loss and years and years upon years. Anna’s faithfulness was rewarded. So will ours be.
… let me see redemption win, let me know the struggle ends, that You can mend a heart that’s frail and torn…