I’m bursting with God-news!
I’m walking on air.
I’m laughing at my rivals.
I’m dancing my salvation.
Nothing and no one is holy like God,
No rock mountain like our God.
Don’t dare talk pretentiously - not a word of boasting, ever!
For God knows what’s going on.
These are excerpts taken from Hannah’s prayer in First Samuel Chapter 2 in The Message Bible. This prayer was expressed by Hannah during her Shiloh trip where she gave her one and only son (at the time) to the Lord. Samuel. This prayer was expressed in the midst of her honoring her vow to the Lord. Hannah didn’t know if she would ever have another child. Hannah didn’t know her future but she remembered her word. She knew her commitment. Hannah didn’t understand Samuel’s destiny as God had intended it but she knew her God. She knew HE was good.
So, she speaks exactly what is on her heart. Honest to God. Hannah knows this is a God moment. Hannah is grateful that she finally birthed her heart’s desire. Hannah doesn’t bring anger or frustration or disappointment in the fact that she is not able to raise her son. She only sees the greatness of her Maker. In the midst of her letting go, of her surrendering her one and only son, she acknowledges HIS glory. Seems like that’s all that matters. Giving God glory.
In this chapter it is like Hannah is saying:
God, I know. I get it. This smile on my face - YOU put it there. But not to gloat but to give YOU glory. Here YOU go - Here’s Samuel.
And I couldn’t help but think about how God may have felt at that moment. The moment where Hannah surrendered Samuel to HIM. Can you picture it? Tears running down HIS face because HE completely understands. For soon HE will give HIS only SON up. Can you imagine? HE might even have whispered, “Hannah, I know my child. I know”.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
For God so loved the world that HE gave HIS one and only SON…. John 3:16 NIV
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