A Reformed Baptist Congregation in Waterford, Michigan

Hannah Had No Children

Sep 18, 2022    Pastor Paul Edwards

1 Samuel opens in the social, political, and religious chaos described in the last verse of the Book of Judges: "there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes."

As the narrator begins this story he gives us some rather mundane facts: "a certain man," he had two wives," "Hannah had no children." Why does the narrator want us to know these rather ordinary and insignificant facts?

Because they tell us something about the way God works even in the ordinary and insignificant routine of our own lives.