Shakespeare said it. “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.” (From Venus and Adonis.)
So did Jesus. “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ (Matthew 16:2,3) Continue reading Red Sky in the Morning
Penninah was the wife of Elkanah, and she bore him several children, both sons and daughters. People in town twittered about what a good wife she was and how happy Elkanah was with all his children. Her children’s Parent Teacher Organization named her mother of the year. Penninah seemed to be a walking billboard for the prosperity gospel.
Hannah was the second wife of Elkanah. She had no children. Her shoulders sagged, and wrinkles creased her brow. Mealtimes around the Elkanah house were silent reminders to Hannah of the fact that she had no children to feed – thus her smaller portion of food. She would often just weep and leave the food on her plate. Continue reading Who is like our Lord?