Lesson Learned: Samson was a very strong man in the Bible.
Materials Needed: pillow case, stool or small chair, comb
Judges 13:1-5, 24 & 16:4-6, 15-30
2 A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah,from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth.3 The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. 4 Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. 5 You will become pregnant and have a sonwhose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite,dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”
24 The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him,
4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. 5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lurehim into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels[a] of silver.”
6 So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.”
17 So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”
Talking Points: God makes each and every one of us special. In this story, we read about a special man named Samson that God made very, very strong. Samson never, ever cut his hair because it was his hair that made him so strong. God made you special too: maybe you are good at drawing or you are a fast runner or you are good singing. God made you special, just like He made Samson very, very strong.
Questions: Has God given you any special gifts? What are they? What was Samson’s special gift? What made him so strong?
Playing Hair Cut
Set up a hair cutting station. Let the child sit on the chair and wrap the pillow case around their shoulders like they are going to a salon. Comb their hair and pretend to cut it with finger scissors. Then, switch with the child and let them cut your hair.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for making each of us so special. Thank You for giving me (insert something special about the child). You are an amazing God. Amen!