Samuel Hears God's Voice

Hannah loved Samuel with all her heart, but she remembered that she made a promise to God and that she would not cut his hair. Hannah was an honest woman and when she made a promise, she kept it.  Again, Hannah had a good attitude and wanted to give Samuel a good life and that meant that he had to learn to know God and live a Godly life, so she had to hand him back to God...  Hannah had peace of mind and kept her promise.

When Samuel was old enough, she went back to the place where she had prayed and said to Eli the priest, "Do you remember me?  I am the woman that cried and prayed for this child and He answered my prayer. Now I give him to the Lord and I will leave him with you to learn and work with you."

So Samuel lived with Eli and every year Hannah would pack her suitcase and visit him and bring him new clothes.  It might have been hard for Hannah to see Samuel only once a year, but she wanted to keep her promise.  God blessed Hannah again and gave her and her husband even more sons and daughters.

Then one night something happened. Eli and Samuel had both gone to bed, when Samuel all-of-a-sudden woke up, Someone was calling him, "Samuel!"

Well, Samuel thought it was Eli, so he ran to his bed and answered, "Here I am; you called me?"  But Eli said, "I did not call you; go back to sleep."

So Samuel went back to his bed. He didn't know this, but God was calling him.  Just as Samuel got settled, God said, "Samuel!"  And Samuel jumped up and went back to Eli and said, "Here I am, you called?"

Again Eli answered, "No I didn't call you; go back to bed."

The Lord called Samuel a third time, and Samuel got up and went to Eli again and said, "Here I am; you called me."

Suddenly Eli realized that it was the Lord who was calling Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if you hear the voice again, say, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening “

Samuel went to lie down and the Lord called again, "Samuel!  Samuel!"  So Samuel quickly replied, "Speak Lord, your servant is listening."

From then on, Samuel knew when God wanted to talk to him and he always listened.  God blessed Samuel and he grew up to be a great prophet. 


Meaning of Words

Attitude - point of view or way of thinking.

Realized - He became aware of.

Honest - Telling the truth, being truthful.



Questions and Answers

Q. Did Hannah keep to her promise?

A. Yes, she did.

Q. Who looked after Samuel at the temple?

A. Eli.

Q. Who spoke to Samuel three times?

A. God.



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