Family problems? Two families crash into each other in this story. The great prophet Samuel is birthed out of the bullying of Hannah by her co-wife and the concurrent stripping of the priestly role from Eli and his boys.
I never tire of telling the real Christmas story. The unpredictability of it is what intrigues me. Who would have guessed that this would be the way to fix the brokenness? Who knew that inserting a baby into a barn could begin the healing of it all?