May 22, 2012

A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 - "I beseech you, therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

Samuel was a living sacrifice.

Hannah prayed for him,
begged God for him.
But I don't think she did it
for the reasons most women
want children.

Most women want a child to raise.
Someone to care for,
Someone to love.

But not Hannah...
She would not have offered her
only son if that's what she wanted.
Hannah wanted something
to lay at the feet of her God.

She wanted to present her Lord
a living sacrifice.
She wanted something in her life
to count for God.

When she saw Peninah's kids
running around
she probably thought
if I had a child, God,
I would give him right back to you!
Because I love you...
And all that I am,
and all that I have
is because of who you are!

Samuel was her living sacrifice...
to her God.

2 comments:

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