Her Source of Strength: Raya's Story
AFTER YEARS OF CHILDLESSNESS, Raya has come to accept barrenness as her lot in life…. Until, one day, she meets a man (but no ordinary man) who tells her she is going to have a son and he is to be a Nazarite, set apart from birth to serve God. The prophecy is fulfilled, and nine months later Raya gives birth to Samson.
Samson changes Raya’s life, and she loves her son with all her heart. She teaches him about God and instills the ways of a Nazarite into his mind—and hopefully his heart. But as the years go by, Raya’s heart aches as her beloved son breaks each of the vows he promised to keep.
Can Raya pray her prodigal son back to the Lord? Is that even possible? What will she do if he never returns? If she never sees him again? Was she right to trust God? Is God stronger than Samson’s stubborn will?
About Ordinary Women of the Bible Series
From generation to generation and every walk of life, God seeks out women to do His will. Scripture offers us but fleeting, tantalizing glimpses into the lives of a number of everyday women in Bible times—many of whom are not even named in its pages. In each volume of Guideposts’ Ordinary Women of the Bible series, you’ll meet one of these unsung, ordinary women face to face, and see how God used her to change the course of history.