It has been awhile since I posted a Wednesdays with Words, but with our school year slowly getting started I decided that my blogging vacation if over. I have been slowly reading through Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur which I have thoroughly enjoyed so far. I loved this portion about Hannah.
Of course, the Bible's exaltation of motherhood is often scorned by our more "enlightened" age. In fact, in this generation, motherhood is frequently derided and belittled even in the name of "women's rights." But it has been God's plan from the beginning that women should train and nurture godly children and thus leave a powerful imprint on society through the home (I Tim. 5:10; Titus 2:3-5). Hannah is a classic illustration of how that works. She is a reminder that mothers are the makers of men and the architects of the next generation. Her earnest prayer for a child was the beginning of a series of events that helped turn back the spiritual darkness and backsliding in Israel. She set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately user in profound spiritual awakening at the dawn of the David dynasty. pp. 311-312