Kate had the Five Minute Friday party last night and it was buzzing. Several alumni, some new, some regulars. There was talk of the upcoming retreat this summer, sickness, and of course, writing. The tweets were coming in so fast, I could not keep up. I waited and at 9:45 p.m. on the dot, Kate Motaung said…
I fell asleep thinking of all the scriptures and the analogies but this morning as I grabbed my reading glasses off the nightstand I knew exactly what I would say…
There once was a man named Samson
Whose strength was in his hair
He saw Delilah in Timnah
And wanted her fair and square.
He whined and moaned for Delilah
His parents said, But son,
She is the daughter of the enemy and will
bring destruction and despair.
I want her, demanded Samson
And finally got his way.
O darling crooned Delilah
Tell me from where your pow’r doth come.
If I tell you beautiful ‘lilah
No more will be my strength…
Yet you taunt and tease and weaken me
It lies in my hair’s length.
The story ends for Samson after Jehovah he did seek…
The lesson learned – the victory won
Sam’s disobedience made him WEAK.
Way more than five minutes – but I had to get the poem’s cadence in sync!
Story of Samson taken from the book of Judges.
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