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Hannah: Ode to the King

We all yearn for something. Our hearts ache for something we don't have, for circumstances to improve, or for some particular problem to be resolved. From Jan Victor's 1645 painting, Hanna giving her son Samuel to the Priest. It's a natural consequence of being creatures made in God's image and then having to live within a fallen, broken world. We know things could be, should be, better. Life is broken and we want it fixed. We also know we should find all satisfaction in the presence of the one who created us, but our hearts still ache. That's how hearts work when they live in a fallen world, but were created for heaven. We yearn for heaven's glory, but we live with the results of man's rebellion within us and around us. Under these circumstances, we find satisfaction difficult to get.