Poor Hannah, teased mercilessly by the other woman in her husband's life because she was barren. Yet her husband loved her more than the other. But more importantly, God loved her much, much more and had a wonderful plan in store for her. God heard her fervent prayers and blessed her with a boy child. Hannah kept her promise and when the boy was old enough to be weened, she dropped him off with Eli and gave him to God. Samuel grew up with Eli and learned to love God. One day God spoke to Samuel. It had been a while since God had spoken to anyone in Israel so it took some time for Eli to figure out what was happening. Finally, God called a fourth time and Samuel answered and said he was listening. Oh, and Hannah; she went on to have 3 more boy babies and 2 girl babies. God is GOOD!
Do you hear God when he calls? Are you listening?
For the kids under 7th grade we will focus on Hannah, Eli and Samuel this week. The teens may go further with King Saul and his ventures.
God bless you!!!