Scripture is replete with examples of God drawing leaders out of the most dire circumstances. Yet, we must not let Hannah's blessing obscure our vision: Life is a hell for millions.
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Some of the stories found herein will shock your senses. They will test your faith. They will stretch you. They can hurt you and hurt others. Therefore, handle these texts with care and caution.
Like the story of David and Bathsheba, death and love are too often linked in the stories of women living with HIV and AIDS in Africa.
Suppose for a moment we could see one another, not as mere mortals see, but as God looks upon the heart? What would our difference look like? Could we see the divinity in our difference?
Samuel does not know God's voice, but he soon realizes that God is the foundation of his future prophetic work. God speaks but do we listen? Hearing was critical for the prophetic witness of Dr. King.
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