Sunday, May 8, 2016

Omer 2016 Day 16: Hannah


Day 16: Gevurah in Tiferet, Strength in Compassion
Happy Mother's Day! In honor of Mother's Day and gevurah in tiferet, we celebrate Hannah.
"As she kept on praying before the Lord, [the priest] Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah was praying in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk." (1 Samuel 1:12-13)
Hannah managed to convince Eli that she was indeed "pouring out my heart to the Lord," not drunk, and Eli offered her his own hope that God would hear her prayer, which God did. For what was she praying? A child, of course. That child grew up to be Samuel, the prophet who anointed King Saul and King David, a faithful and revered servant of God.