March 22, 2008

Breadcrumb: I don't believe you

Samson's mother, much like other important women in the Bible (Sarah and Mary, to name a few), encounters an angel who announces her impending birth. The angel tells her that the child will be a Nazarite, that no one should ever cut his hair, and that the mother shouldn't consume wine, alcohol, or unclean food while pregnant. When she tells her husband, he prays that the angel will return. Which he does. The husband asks what to do in relation to the child, and the angel simply repeats everything he told the wife. You have to wonder about the trust levels in a relationship like that. You also have to wonder whether angels ever get exasperated repeating themselves all the time. (Judg. 13:2-14)

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