Gideon and his fleece (Judges 6:1-40)

Gideon and his fleece (Judges 6:1-40)

During the time of the Judges - the first rulers of Israel - the land was often invaded by the Midianites. These raiders from the south regularly stole livestock and destroyed crops. To deal with this situation, God sent an angel to visit Gideon the son of Joash. Greeting him as a “mighty warrior”, the … Continue reading Gideon and his fleece (Judges 6:1-40)

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Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)

Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)

This stained glass scene is of Hannah encouraging her son Samuel – who was to later become a great prophet - to read the Scriptures. Hannah was married to Elkanah but had been unable to have children, which was something that caused her great pain. During the yearly family pilgrimage to the Temple, in tears … Continue reading Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)