1 Samuel

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1 Samuel

Chapter 1&2


Judges 21:25

In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.


Darkness is everywhere


I Samuel 1:15-16

15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”


Darkness is not new

Genesis 1:2-3

2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 



John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


Light is what we need


1 Samuel 1:25-28

25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, 26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. 27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

 

When light comes to the darkness...

 

1 Samuel 2:1-2

Then Hannah prayed and said:“My heart rejoices in the Lord;in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. “There is no one holy like the Lord;  there is no one besides you;

there is no Rock like our God.


I Samuel needs light

We need light


In the depth darkness

Light is at work

Luke 1:41-42

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 



Listen to Mary’s song of light







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