Hannah's Faith

today's reading.
1 Samuel 1:1-20   There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite...

the blog.
This week we have a special guest speaker on Back to the Bible--Wil Graham. He's teaching on 1 Samuel with a series called Truth and Faith. So to go along with Wil's series, I'll be blogging from 1 Samuel and focusing on living by faith as well. I invite you to join us for these daily radio studies. 

Today we meet Elkanah and Hannah, Samuel's parents. But as we start this Book, Samuel has not yet been born. In fact, what we see right away in chapter 1 is a distraught, barren Hannah who wants a son very badly. So what does Hannah do? She cries out to God, boldly laying her request for a son before Him. Verse 10 tells us Hannah was "deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly." Well, my heart goes out to Hannah, and God's did too. In verses 19-20 we're told that God remembered Hannah and that she conceived and had a son who was named Samuel.

What did Hannah show you about faith? What about talking with and trusting God? How will you follow Hannah's example going forward? Tami

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