September 2nd, 2011 | By admin
by Maxie Fortner
Some day you will probably want to have a baby….most young women do. Hannah did! She longed for a baby. To make matters worse, she was the second wife of Elkanah, who had children by his first wife, Peninnah, who rubbed it in and made life miserable for Hannah. No doubt, Peninnah was extremely jealous because Elkanah loved Hannah, and showed it. (I feel a little sorry for Peninnah, as well.) How blessed we are to be under the law of Christ, and do not have to deal with several wives for one husband!
Elkanah thought he was better than ten sons but Hannah knew better. When one longs for a child, then a husband can not fill that void. The love God gives us for a child is different from the love He gives us for a husband, though both are wonderful. So Hannah cried, and cried, and cried, and didn‘t eat, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed. (more…)