Do you love a good story? J.K. Rowling was right, “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” But 1 Samuel isn’t just a bunch of stories, it’s history, part of God’s inspired history in the Bible. Yet, in 1 Samuel are some of our favorite stories: David and Goliath; Hannah praying for a baby; Samuel being called out to by God. God gave these to us, not to transport us to another place, but to make us another kind of people. That happens as we see His hand moving behind the scenes. He wants to do the same in our lives, move and change us to be more like His Son, Jesus. Even when it looks like everything is out of control, God is in control. God reverses and moves history along for His glory.