| Judges 13 | David Williams |
This week we meet the last of the major figures in the book of Judges: Samson. Unlike the other judges we get a very detailed story about his birth. Without any doubt it is a miracle birth. We can see clearly and unambiguously that God's hand is on Samson even before he is born. There are echoes of other miracle births in the Bible (Isaac, John the Baptist, and even Jesus). Presumably God has great and important work for Samson to do. And yet, like the judges who have preceded him, Samson will be prove to be flawed. If we have learnt one thing from Judges it is that God can work through imperfect people.