Monday, December 22, 2008

She left Samuel there.

This sentence comes out of the first book of Samuel, chapter 1. Hannah prays to God for a baby and promises Him she would give the baby back to Him. After he was weaned (age 3? 4?), she brought Samuel to the temple of the Lord to fulfill her vow.

She. left. him. there.

As much as I say I know my boys belong to God, and not to me, I ask myself if I'm really all that good in living that out. Have I completely given them back to Him? How much do I unneccesarily hold on to?

Could I leave them there?

How can I hold on so tightly to someone who was never mine in the first place?