Hannah was a woman in Israel, who lived for many years childless. She prayed that God would give her a son and vowed that she would give the child back to God.
At a time when many had written her off as a woman destined to remain childless, God answered her prayers and she gave birth to a baby boy.
She called the boy’s name, Samuel and after she had nursed him, she handed him over to the Eli the Prophet according to the vow that she made. (1 Samuel 1)
Samuel grew up to become a Judge and a Prophet in Israel. At this time, Israel was under a Theocracy. When the people revolted and demanded for a King, Samuel was very unhappy.
He was not unhappy because he saw the action of the people as a slight to his person but rather he saw it as a slight to God’s rulership of the people of Israel.