Your Hair Will Grow Back

Tonight while I was telling the kids the story of Samson before bed my mind came to rest on this verse, "22 But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved." I didn't know exactly what the verse said but the thought occurred to me that there must have been some amount of time that passed between when Samson was captured by the Philistines and when he gave his live to destroy the house he was shackled in.

I wondered what that time was like. We read in Judges 16 that when Samson was captured his eyes were gouged out leaving him blind. We also read that the Philistines would have Samson brought before them for some kind of entertainment. It must have been a humiliating time for the once proud man. Not being able to see and not being able to defend himself against such embarrassment could have driven Samson mad. He could have denied God and cursed God for laving him in such a state. But I don't think he did.

The verse above tells the tale. Over time, what must have seemed like an eternity for the warrior turned blind court jester, Samson's hair grew. But not only his hair was restored. It is possible that his heart for his God was restored as well.

The chances are good that you have done something to dishonor God. The Bible says that everyone has turned from God and gone his own way at some point. Sometimes the choices we make has very serious consequences that leave us feeling blind, or humiliated, or shackled. Just like Samson. The good news is that because of Jesus death on the cross our hair will grow back. And we can be used by God again.