“Hannah’s Prayer/Song”

“Hannah’s Prayer/Song”



In this current society, as well as the society as

it existed when Hannah voiced her song, there is always a debate about the

limits of big government.  Hannah’s song

answers this question for us. It doesn’t matter who is ruling us in our government

positions, the Lord is the true ruler; salvation is from Him, and God’s concern

is often for the poor, the people at the “bottom of the heap”. Hannah’s prayer

helps us to not expect all from a government. All governments are established

by God (Romans 13:1-7). Ideally, governments should seek justice for all. But

in the end, ones trust must not rest in the power of a centralized control, but

in the power of God’s justice, mercy, and salvation.

If we keep our relationship with God where it

should be, nothing else matters.