Week 5 of a six-week series called, Returning to the Promise. This week, we look at the story of Hannah as she becomes pregnant with her firstborn Samuel. Samuel later becomes a prophet and anoints a shepherd boy named David to be king. Today, we look at Hannah's prayer and song. According to Hannah, God acts beyond human understanding.
"Returning to the Promise" is a seven-week series based on stories from the Old Testament. Often, we are told that the Old Testament is full of judgement, wrath, and anger. But the Old Testament describes the very character of a loving God who continues to return to the faithful promise of unconditional and ongoing love for all of creation. It is why we first ground ourselves in "God is love" from 1 John 4.