I have learned something from this fine women in the past several months.
When she approached Jehovah in prayer she was deeply misunderstood by the spiritual leader of her day, the high priest. But her knowledge of Jehovah’s was so Real. She did not get stumbled by the human errors of others, she allowed her prayers to be heard by Jehovah knowing in her heart that he and perhaps only he, knew what challenges she truly faced.
We might be misunderstood, even ridiculed harshly for things misunderstood, but we must as women find peace in our hearts with Jehovah! He is the God of the widows and the orphans! Ps. 68:5, James 1:27. He sees the coins of small value as greater then mountains of gold! He sees the many wine bottles of our tears he has stored in his memory as he looks upon us.
He does not look at us!
He sees US! Our inner hearts,
What we truly are and desire to become for him.
Getting back to Hannah, she gives her son to Jehovah at 5 years old, think about that for a moment, today our society would call that “abandonment”. But she did not give him to some stranger, she offered him to Jehovah. When we train our children to seek full time service to Jehovah and not the “things” of this world. We can be accused of abandoning our children, not raising them right, oh the list goes on… But what does this account teach us!
What has it taught me? Jehovah is our future! Do you see it? I do! I train my children to look beyond the smoke and mirrors of this shiny system and see the beauty that lies ahead, Only with Jehovah as our guide. No regrets.
As Jesus said to a well meaning but profoundly wrong brother “Satan get behind me!” As Hannah said to Jehovah in her heart! She knew she was pleasing Jehovah thru her tears! May we all be a faithful and courageous as her.
Hannah is one woman I look forward to talking with, one day soon. It might make her heart happy to know her recorded example has helped me endure today! I thank Jehovah for sharing her story with us.