Fasting and Our Savior’s Birth
“I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request.
Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD;
as long as he lives, he shall be dedicated to the LORD.” 1 Samuel 1:27
Today’s reading from Samuel tells us about Hannah, who prayed for years to have a child and then dedicated him and gave him back to the Lord in the temple.
For those of us who are parents, we remember the joy and happiness the day our children were born. It is important for us to remember that our children are not really ours. Our children are truly