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It's not a secret. "Imperfect people are all God has to work with..." (Jeffrey R. Holland). No matter their graces, every person called to serve the Lord has human frailties and issues. Eli exhibits such throughout the book of 1 Samuel...and we will yet see his fall. And yet, despite that, God works through Eli to bless Hannah and to train up a future prophet, Samuel.
God can use any of us, no matter our imperfections and weaknesses, to bring about His great and eternal purposes.
As well, Hannah could have easily taken offense and never returned to the Tabernacle again. But instead, she focused on the blessing she sought. Because of her charity toward Eli, she hung around long enough to have God's representative grant her petition.
We could all learn a great deal from Hannah about focusing on God and not on the imperfections of others, especially those called by God to lead and guide us.
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