Sunday, July 4, 2010

1 Samuel 1-3: There is no one like the Lord.

There is no one holy like the Lord; 
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.  (2:2)

In Hannah's prayer, God gives the weak strength, he gives the hungry food, and he gives the barren woman children.  He brings death and makes alive; he sends poverty and wealth.  He lifts the needy from the ash heap and seats them with princes.

In Hannah's prayer, it's not by strength that one prevails, but by the Lord.

Today I'm tired.
I just want to stop.

And that's not on today's agenda, and that makes me sad.
So I am grateful for God's strength.  He sends it when we need it most.
He is the Rock.
He is holy.
He is our strength.

He is the God who does the impossible when we expect it least.

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