My heart exults in the Lord, my horn is exalted by my God. I have swallowed up my enemies; I rejoice in your victory. There is no Holy One like the Lord; there is no Rock like our God. I Samuel 2:1-2.
Mother’s Day is when we remember our mothers and when we celebrate being a mother. For some, it is a cruel reminder of blessings yet to be bestowed.
Hannah was such a woman. Other women reminded Hannah of what she did not have–a child of her own. She wept. She prayed. She endured.
She finally received the blessing she had so yearned to hold. Then she gave her child to God. The one life dream she yearned to have! She did not know that God would ever give her another child.
But He did. He God blessed her over and over again.
Today, I am thankful for my mother. Thankful for the women who have mentored and encouraged me–who have filled the role of mother/sister in my life.
I am thankful for my children and grandchildren. Thankful to be a mother.
And I pray that those who yearn to have their hearts and arms filled with children will receive the answer Hannah received. Many times over.