Author

Anne Johnston

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“The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” Psalm 16:5-6 For the past few days, we have looked at the life of Hannah, a familiar Bible character who faced challenges but overcame them. She was a woman, with human thoughts and emotions. She was not perfect. She had weaknesses and strengths the same as we all do. She became bitter, anxious, and even refused to eat at one point. What lessons can we learn from her story?…

“And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.” I Samuel 2:20-21. We can never out give the Lord. Hannah proved this truth. She gave her most precious possession, the son she waited years for, to the Lord. As a mother, I can imagine how Hannah felt as she left Shiloh after…

“Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.” I Samuel 1:20 A new baby! A time of rejoicing. Can you imagine the joy in Hannah’s heart as she held this precious boy in her arms for the first time? All the times of sorrow and of rejection were forgotten, and she was now fulfilled. She named him, Samuel, meaning “I have asked him of the Lord.” Hannah was very dedicated. She knew she would…