Mary and Joseph take Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem when he is six weeks old. Simeon's heart skips a beat when he recognises that Jesus is the new king who will rule over his people as promised by God. Anna tells everyone in the temple that Jesus was the gift that all had been waiting for.

This clip is from:
Watch, Christianity: Gifts
First broadcast:
21 September 2007

This clip could be used to revise the relevance of Jesus' birth and how his existence was expected to save the world. Pupils could discuss in what way they feel Jesus would fulfil his role as the new king. Did he have any special powers? Ask children to think of a big responsibility that was given to them and write a short paragraph expressing how they feel about this. Does anything depend on them to be looked after? How important do they think this is for their personal growth and development?