by Joe Alain

Things Our Mothers Taught Us
Joe Alain
1 Samuel 1-2

This Sunday is Mother's Day, so I thought you'd enjoy this list of things our mothers taught us:

My Mother taught me LOGIC: ''If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me,'' as well as, ''If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you do it too?''
My Mother taught me HUMOR: ''When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.''
My Mother taught me GENETICS: ''You are just like your father!''
My Mother taught me ANTICIPATION: ''Just wait until your father gets home.''
My Mother taught me about RECEIVING: ''You are going to get it when I get you home.''
My Mother taught me RELIGION: ''You better pray that will come out of the carpet.''
My Mother taught me about STAMINA: ''You'll sit there until all that spinach is finished.''
My Mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: ''I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.''

And the all time favorite thing my Mother taught me, JUSTICE: ''One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you'll see what it's like! I can't wait!''

There are many things that our mothers have taught us. In 1 Samuel chapter 1 we find the story of a woman, a mother named Hannah. There are some important things that Hannah, a godly mother teaches us. This ordinary woman is an example of a great woman and a godly mother in the Old Testament. What does Hannah this godly mother teach us? What would Hannah tell us if we could ask her about her testimony, her story, her walk with God?

First, Hannah might say to us...

1. Bring Your Burdens to the Lord

Hannah was a woman who had a burden. Hannah was one of two wives of a man named Elkanah. Elkanah's wife Peninnah had children. 1 Samuel 1:2, 10, NKJV says however, ''But Hannah had no children . . . And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish.'' Hannah was a brokenhearted and disappointed woman but she brought he ...

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