I think of our wedding clothes, the sacredness of our ceremony, and our mutual joy as I read this passage.
Some people have the misconception that life slows down in old age. As a chaplain serving a retirement community, I know that our latter years can be times of bustling activity, shenanigans, purpose, and flourishing. The prophet Anna is a great example of a person being fully engaged at any age.
Patty Burchell says she has a vivid memory of a promise she made to God in seventh grade: “I will go.” From that moment on, she trusted God to call her into various fields of Christian ministry. Today she serves as the first female station manager of KICY radio in Nome, Alaska, a ministry of the Alaska Conference, where she broadcasts the gospel to a vast region of western Alaska and the Russian Far East.