It Is Your Turn To Be Remembered
Author: Toyin Tejumade
Hannah was a woman used to frustration and pain, and when she went
to Shiloh something must have pushed her to pray in an extra-ordinary way to
bring forth her divine remembrance.
The story of Hannah is still relevant today. When it is your turn to be remembered you will just wake up on that day like any other day. But like Hannah, days or months before you must have been complaining about your present situation and have been desiring something more. And I am sure you are either at a point when you are exercising your faith that something new must happen or you are almost giving up that you have been forgotten.
This is when God steps in. He sends in a person in the form of an Eli - an old, rejected priest. And you think he/she is the most unlikely source of your miracle. The person sent does not even know that he/she is a carrier of a divine purpose. An information given; a contact known; by his action/mistake takes you to a place you don't want to be - but which is the right place to be at that right divine moment.
When your time of remembrance comes, it just comes. There may not be any grand announcement of the change, but as you are remembered your change translates you. Moments before you were remembered you are at the lowest you think you could ever be (the cloud so heavy you have almost forgotten how the sun looks like), and then the one whose compassion and mercy never fails steps in, and takes you from the lowest point to an height you know no human hand could have taken you.
The remembrance could be a letter informing you of a job you have been dreaming about but never thought someone like you could get because you don't have the proper "connection"; it may be a medical report announcing to you what everyman had said was not possible; and it could be a discovery divinely arranged because you were at the right place at the right divine moment; and by a stroke of someone's mistake you were in a place you ought not to be and you met someone who is "the bone of your bone and the flesh of your flesh", when all hope seems lost!
The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in His time. Hannah was remembered after several years of tears. Elijah received refreshment under the Juniper tree when he was at the end of his human strength and was desiring death; Blind Barthemaeus had the Master stand still for him (asking "what do you want me to do for you") because he was at the right place at the right time; and the impotent man in John 5 who had waited 38 years for a change was remembered not because of what he did but because it was his turn to be remembered.
I say to you TODAY it is your turn to be remembered; be prepared for a life-transforming encounter with JESUS.
"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