Sunday, November 15, 2009
Today's text is the story of Penninah, Elkanah and Hannah, and it's one of my favorites. Hannah is barren, but her husband asks her, "Hannah, why are you sad? Am I not more than ten sons to you?" Elkanah's love for Hannah allows him to see beyond the demands of his culture to his wife's other qualities. Hannah, however, is stuck in her culture like raisins in a loaf of unbaked raisin bread dough. She cannot feel her husband's love. Many of us are like that -- God tells us that He loves us, and we hear Groucho Marx's voice saying "Any club that would have me as a member, I want no part of. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for our sermon from Samuel and Hebrews, Raisin Bread Dough.