Hannah had prayed for a son. She had promised God that she would dedicate the boy to God’s service. God gave Hannah a son; Hannah gave her son to God. Samuel was born during a time when God rarely spoke to the people. But Hannah’s faithfulness, followed by Samuel’s, changed that.
The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and He let none of his words fall to the ground (verse 19, NIV). All Israel recognized Samuel as God’s prophet, and God continued to speak to Samuel at Shiloh.
Today’s Listen When He Speaks reading is 1 Samuel 3.