On A Foundation of Sapphires
Stone cold floor, washbasin of tears
Bitter stone, floors too familiar
All these years, a flat empty altar
Where she had kneeled, prayed
Pleas echoing in shattered songs
Tight fists battling pain. Barrenness.
Emptiness. Void. Nothing left.
Hannah, Chana, woman of grace
Woman of favor, so deeply loved
And yet, this fate - her childlessness!
A burden unbearable, and Elkanah
A devoted, caring man at last pleading
Declaring his love was surely enough
Yes, yes. It is. But doesn't he know?
Does he not feel and bear this same longing...
For a child. Theirs. To hold. To love.
Woman, why do you weep? A bold voice.
In drunkenness of despair, Hannah did not hear
Again, the old priest Eli asked why she wept
Loudly, as if the temple bore her anguish
God give me a son! Send fruitfulness!
And I will give him back to You...
And deep within, she heard Isaiah's words
Spoken by God not only for Israel, but for her
Sing! You who felt abandoned...Sing!
I will rebuild you, I will rebuild!
On a foundation of sapphires
In miracle days, Hannah's son was born
Samuel. Extraordinary life gift. Born of faith.
© 2012 S. Michaels Divine Destinies - Poetic Portraits of Powerful Bible Women Based on Hannah's story. 1 Samuel 1 - 2:10 and Isaiah 54:11 5wise.wordpress.com
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Susan Michaels or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
This article has been read 335 times < Previous | Next >