Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Hannah wants a child. She's a childless mother, and she longs for life. We see this story time and time again throughout the Bible, the inability to conceive and have a child. Over and over this story gets retold. Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Samson's mother, Hannah, Micah, and Elizabeth. All these women of the Bible all wanted life. They wanted a child. They wanted to conceive of life, but they were all barren. But when they cried out, God heard their cry. However, our inability to conceive life goes far beyond motherhood. We are all spiritually barren. But those who cry out to God, he hears God did what we could not he conceived life. Not through Samuel or Hophni, or Phineas or anyone else. No, our ability to conceive the life we desire will come from another Nazarite a far better Nazarite. Jesus of Nazareth. He is our high priest, because he has heard our cry for life. He's offered up his own life, as a sacrifice for us. Purchasing for us the life we always wanted. We are barren no more. We are offered to live free of condemnation, free from the penalty of the past, free from shame. We are free to start over, to love and be loved. God in His great love, has conceived life for all through His Son, a better Nazarite. Jesus, our high priest, our Redeemer and friend, he has made it possible to have the life we desire. Jesus says, "I have come that they might have life and life abundant."
That's the prayer that I have from my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so.