JUDGES 16:28-30 “Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.” (NIV)
The life of Samson has all the exciting stuff for a movie with superhuman strength, beautiful women, sexual exploits, deception, seeming defeat of the hero, the eventual victory of the hero who vanquishes his enemies in a splendid manner and an emotional end to the story with the death of the victorious hero.
But the most important principle we can learn from the life of Samson is restoration. The story of Samson is the story of the restoration of a fallen hero. The life of Samson reminds us that no matter how badly we fall, God always has a plan to restore us. We all fail and sometimes we fail like Samson in a spectacular way, in fact all the great figures in the Bible did fail big time but yet God out of His grace restored each of them to the point that they have become legends and heroes of faith. A Christian is not a person who never fails, but is one who when fails have the unfailing hope that God will come after him/her and restore him/her to the position of favour and blessings in Christ Jesus.
Today you might feel like you have fallen and failed God, but let me remind you that though you might fail God, He will never fail you and that He is a loving God who will restore you no matter have badly you have failed Him.