|Hannah prayed looking up|
Commencing upon Hannah: The Promise Keeper; always keeping in mind that its God who gets the glory while we are in our most challenging times. Isaiah 53:10 tells us, "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him...and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand." We're just mere living vessels used to bring forth God's perfect plan for our lives and our sons. It is He who is perfect and does likewise, so why are we trying to be something were never were designed to be. Read I John 1:8, "anyone who says they are without sin is a liar and the truth is not in them"...But, in the end, we will be "like Him", perfect! Until that glorious day keep striving for His perfection being displayed in us; remember were made in His image and likeness...
Chapter 2v18. Hannah made clothes and bought them to Samuel each year at Shiloh. Tells us she was always faithful, loving and caring throughout all of her visitations to see her son. Some of you may have a son that is institutionalized and might find it hard to still see after him but please try to be faithful. God honors those who visit the imprisoned. Read Matt 25.
v26 Each day the Lord and His people liked Samuel more and more. Tells us Samuel was highly favored.
Unfortunately some mothers have to give their sons up to be raised by others, for whatever the reason doesn't matter, but that they are cared for, loved and protected. Also that the mothers are remembered and respected, with the chance to someday be reunited with her children. Hannah's releasing of Samuel was voluntarily but I'm sure the pain was identical. The bible doesn't elude to this fact but its a natural and human emotional reaction to separation.
However, God was, is and always will be faithful and spiritually we must ALL give our sons to serve Him forever such as Jesus, whom God gave to us, His only begotten son. He promised to save our household, so stay prayerful.
Jerri of Mars