This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord…”Remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son…” 1 Samuel 1:10-11
Reflection: The people of the Old Testament regarded sterility and barrenness as a curse, a source of great shame and sorrow. Fertility, on the other hand, was a blessing and a sign of God’s favor. Many people who suffer from infertility are very close and faithful to God. The attitude of a culture that aborts children, however, increases their anguish all the more.
Prayer: Lord, may our culture again see children as a blessing. Give that blessing to all who long for a child. Amen.