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David Johns

creates graphics and software for Adventist international and lay evangelists.

Hannah's Trial

Rereading 1 Samuel 1, 2

If ever anyone had good reason to quit, it was Hannah. But she didn’t.

Hannah and Her God

Consider first Hannah’s relationship with God. As a child, her young heart must have thrilled at those stories about God and her ancestors—about Moses parting the sea with a rod and fetching water at a blow; about miracle manna in the morning that didn’t last through the night but wouldn’t spoil on the Sabbath; about Joshua tumbling Jericho’s walls and praying for the noonday sun to stand still for a whole day. And the Lord said yes! Hannah learned to admire, honor, and love Israel’s God. She dared to hope that her son would be the longed …

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