“This is the child I prayed for, and the Lord granted me what I asked Him. Now I make him over to the Lord for the whole of his life. He is made over to the Lord.”
– 1 Samuel 1:27-28
Hannah’s touching dedication of her beloved son, Samuel, to God is a beautiful act of faith – she offered back to God, what came through Him in the first place.
So many blessings, so many favours, so many gifts received from God, to be recalled with gratitude, and to praise and thank Him for!
In what would be a most loving and totally liberating act of unselfishness, which would fully reflect an utmost faith and trust in God, would I be prepared to humbly entrust back to God all the good that He has given me, all my possessions, all my loved ones?
If we truly have the conviction that God is omnipotent, all knowing and all loving, then we should entrust ourselves, our loved ones, and our future entirely back to Him, so that His will may be done!
Father, everything comes from You.
I thank You for all Your blessings
and I lift them all up and release them back to You.
O Lord, my God,
You give…and You take away…
and I shall forever praise You and bless You.
Lord, help me and strengthen my faith and trust in You
on those occasions when I cannot understand why You take away.
Thank you, Lord, for all You have given me.
Your will be done!