Not one for kind words, Sampson complains to his wife, Rachel, about his son. Is he coming across too harsh, when all he wants is for his boy to be good at something so he can brag to the other dads? Is Rachel making the boy too soft? Maybe a father and son outing in the countryside will do the trick to patch up the relationship. Will it lead to just another disappointment?
The afternoon of tossing spears takes a downturn when admiring smooth rocks and flowers raises dad’s hackles. King David was a warrior, but his son Solomon was a man of peace. What’s wrong with that? Is the stress of the afternoon enough to make the boy run away? Has Sampson gone too far? Can’t dad see how smart his son is?
Searching everywhere, Sampson learns from the other men in town just how impressive his son is. The boy is found in the company of the Master, where John and Peter notice his troubled attitude. How can they help? Sampson arrives, and learns that studying the beauty of God’s creation has as much, if not more, merit as tossing a spear.
Sampson arrives, and learns that spears aren’t everything, and is confronted with a lesson on his harsh words.