The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed. – (I Samuel 2:10 KJV)
Who is the Lord’s anointed that Hannah sings about in the Scripture above? That is the Messiah! In Hannah’s song of gratitude to God for blessing her with a son, she is the first to sing about Jesus.
In Luke 1, we hear a similar song from Mary, called the “Magnificat.” In fact, some of Hannah’s song is even quoted when Mary sings about her own son.
Hannah prays: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” And Mary sings: “And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”
Mary prays: “Holy is His Name.” And Hannah sings: “No one is holy like the Lord.”
Hannah and Mary certainly had much to sing about and be grateful for, and so do we! Because we, too, know the revelation of Jesus.
The Bible tells us to speak to ourselves in psalms and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts unto the Lord (see Ephesians 5:18-20). This is how Jesus is revealed to us, how we show gratitude, and how we keep our hearts and minds focused on Jesus.
Sing unto the Lord the words of Hannah: my heart rejoices in You; I rejoice in Your salvation. No one is holy like You; There is none besides You; there is no rock like our God!