The prophetess Anna is a powerful witness to the gift of patience. She waited on God for a long time. When the day came that the Child Jesus appeared, she responded in thanksgiving and joy.

Am I patient? Do I give God, myself, and others the room and time that we need? Am I able to surrender the schedule to God?

Dear Jesus, how joyful You make those who are privileged to encounter You. You change us all for the better, and for forever. Bless this day.