By Peggie Potter
In the of the new nation of Israel, though the people were not faithful & repeatedly sinned against God, He maintained His faithfulness & covenant to them. When they finally cried out to Him to deliver them from their Philistine oppressors, God sent word by His angel to a barren woman & her husband Manoah that she would bear a son. Manoah refused to believe until he saw the angel ascend with the fire back to God, & then panicked thinking he & his wife would die because they beheld God's Glory. His wife assured him that if God made this promise, then he would bring it to fruition. So, Samson was born & grew to deliver Israel from their oppressors.
From Genesis 3:15, we have the promise of our ultimate deliverer Savior. In His time God sent His promised Son, the Seed of the woman & the crusher of the serpent’s head. Despite our own
tendency to sinfulness, weakness, & imperfection, God is there, lovingly keeping His covenants with humankind & doing it in ways that would seem impossible, but possible only through Him !
His promises throughout history have always been yes & Amen!