Tuesday, August 31, 2010
And the Lord remembered her
1 Samuel 1:20 says, "She named him Samuel, saying, 'Because I asked the Lord for him.' "
I, like Hannah, had asked the Lord to bless us with a biological child. Did I want him to be "normal"? Sure I did. Is he? Absolutely...in God's eyes and ours. He may have some limitations and differences, but he is just the way God meant for him to be.
"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28
This is what I must do with our Sam. I will give him to the Lord daily to be the blessing to us and others that God means for him to be. It will be hard as my mother's instinct is to protect him from this world. But God has a purpose for him and his cerebral palsy is part of the plan of his life. I need to get out of the way and let God do His job. He surely doesn't need my help just my obedience.
So when Thursday rolls around I will send my precious gift from God out the door with pride. He is my blessing that I have given back to the Lord to use as He will. I may have to remind myself of this every time he goes out the door and into the "normal" world, but I will honor God with my son.
"After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always." 1 Samuel 1:22