Week 5 of a 6-week series called Returning to the Promise. On this Reformation Sunday we hear from Hannah as she prays to have a child. Barren Hannah does indeed give birth to a son who would later anoint a shepherd boy, that would unite a divided people. On this Reformation Sunday, Hannah’s words remind us that we are a reformed and transformed people of God. A people that have open hearts and minds to how God works in this world - the last shall be first and the first shall be last.” And that reformation and transformation through Jesus’ love and grace is necessary for the sake of the world.