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“He (Elkanah) had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.” 1 Samuel 1:2 Hannah was set apart, but not in a way anyone would desire. Being barren during this era was a disgrace upon women and considered a divine judgment from God. Her society viewed her as an unfit wife and misunderstood her predicament as God’s disapproval rather than seeing the panoramic view of God’s master plan. “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only…

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in
 God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”  Psalm 62:5-8, Think of a butterfly. If you try to rush the process of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, you risk killing it. In the middle stages of metamorphosis,…

When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well. (Exodus 2:15, ESV) Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. (Acts 7:30, ESV) The life of Moses is an interesting study. Born to Israelite slaves, hidden in a basket in the river, adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the palace, given an excellent Egyptian education. It’s a true “rags to riches” tale—until…