I was blessed to have been born into a Christian family. Starting at one week old, according to my mother, I started attending church. In my youth my imagination was set on fire by all the Sunday School lessons covering David and Goliath, Moses & The Red Sea, Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Joshua & Jericho and the list goes on. I was especially interested in Samson; after all, what boy, at least in my generation, doesn’t want to be strong?
In later years I could see another side of Samson; this is a side where personal dependence spurred him to make bad choices. These choices ultimately led to his death.
I’d like to take a moment and hit the highlights of the life and times of Samson. Read the rest of this entry »