Samson encapsulates the Jewish people and their relationship with God - their struggle of making and breaking covenants. But what strikes me most about Samson is how he dies. So dramatic. Samson loses everything because he loses his relationship with God. He stands blinded, shackled and powerless between pillars, before a mocking crowd of Philistines. And at his most vulnerable moment he appeals to God for one last favor, asking Him to “remember me.” God grants His spirit back to Samson, and in a he-man moment (“I have the power!”), Samson pulls down the pillars, destroying everyone, including himself. Why God considered it right to allow Samson to kill everyone is beyond me, nonetheless it still makes for an epic ending.
(Narrative found in the book of Judges chapters 13-16.)