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1 Samuel 1:28a
So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.
These are the words of Hannah. Hannah wasn’t able to conceive with her husband and earnestly prayed for a child. She told the Lord that if He gave her a son, she would give him back to the Lord. The Lord granted her request, and she kept her promise.
Hannah’s son, Samuel, was raised in the temple of the Lord by the priest Eli. We don’t know exactly the arrangement Hannah and her husband had with Eli, but we do know Samuel was raised in the temple. God is not asking any of us to hand our children off to our local pastor to raise; however, in that day the circumstances were different. The point is, Hannah kept her promise to the Lord. She dedicated her son back to the Lord. “Look What Happened When She Gave Him Back!” Samuel became perhaps the greatest high priest in Israel’s history. His fame and allegiance to God most high, is still preached about today. Nothing we give to God goes unnoticed and always reaps a harvest. Hannah is proof of that.
I remember giving each of our sons back to you when they were young. My wife and I have lived to see your harvest through their lives. You always keep Your promise. Amen