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Just then Anna, who was also a prophet, came in. She confirmed Simeon's words and also poured out heartfelt thanks that she had been allowed to see the Messiah. These two humble worshippers had studied the prophecies of the Messiah and had opened their hearts to God. But the priests and rulers in Israel -- with the same prophecies to study -- did not follow God with all their hearts. Their eyes were closed to the miracle that happened right before them.
And it still happens today. Events that are the center of attention in heaven go unnoticed by Christians on earth. As Mary looked at the baby in her arms, she remembered the words of the shepherds of Bethlehem. Those words and the prophecy of Simeon filled her heart with joy and hope. The words of the prophet Isaiah came to her mind: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6).
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