I heard the news that I was going to be a mom in a rather unconventional way. My husband and I were waiting to board a flight when we decided to call home to check the answering machine one last time. There was a new message waiting for us and when it hit my ears, it grabbed my heart. The adoption agency we were using to start our family had left a very short message. It simply said, ‘Please call us back. We have identified a baby girl for you.’ The call I had waited years to receive had finally come! It was the moment that changed my life forever.
Because of the path I walked on my journey to motherhood, I love to read about women in the Bible who walked a similar path…Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Samson’s mom. Notice something different about Samson’s mom. We are not given her name.
Samson’s nameless mom received the news that she was going to be a mom in a very unconventional way! She was met by the Angel of the Lord with a message that after years of wanting a child, she would have a son. She would be the mother of the next deliverer, a strong man who would begin the path to freedom for his people from the Philistines. It was a dark time in Israel’s history. The Bible says the days were evil and everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes… Continue reading “She is Strong”