Some of the greatest men in the Bible were born of mothers who went through a season of barrenness. The prophet Samuel was one such example. The Bible says the Lord closed Hannah’s womb and she was provoked severely by her rival. Hannah cried out for a son to bring her relief from the reproach, not knowing that the Lord wanted to birth the great prophet through her and not just any son. Could it be that the barrenness in our lives is to prepare us to steward the birth of something greater than we can ever imagine?