Hannah Had Five More Children After Samuel
In God’s house, she besought the Creator “to raise her into the empire of motherhood,” and to interfere with law of nature on her behalf. The Lord blessed Hannah with five additional children. The Bible tells us, “And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord” (1 Samuel 2:21). Here, we have an instance in which a gift is presented to the Lord, and the giver receives much more in return. God didn’t simply honor Eli’s blessing the first time. He continued to answer the prayers for Hannah. Childless, Hannah was not prayerless. Barren, she still believed, and her pain found a refuge in prayer.