Why did God close the wombs of women like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah and Elizabeth when their children carried such glorious destinies? Why did they need to pray so hard before they could have children? Perhaps the answer lies in the very fact that they had to pray before such outstanding lives could be birthed on earth.
As Samuel settled into being the spiritual, social and political leader with a heart of gold that did right and gave justice, who declared the word of the Lord in prophecies that were consistently fulfilled, the ‘ridiculed’ Hannah became the mother of the most revered leader since Moses. What a long road to fulfillment!