Geri, a gifted writer and actress, wrote and performs the widely acclaimed one-hour presentation of Gomer, the woman whom God instructed Hosea to marry. Why God did this was to graphically demonstrate the pain caused by the spiritual infidelity of the apple of His eye, Israel.
Several of the congregational leaders and I watched a DVD of this gripping drama and most were moved to tears of joy at the goodness of God as Geri demonstrates His seeking and finding the most down and out of struggling human souls.
It is primarily when we come to the end of self, often in a pit of circumstances, that we become aware of the depth of God’s unearthly love for us and His understanding of our wayward nature.
You don’t have to be on your umpteenth affair for the Love of God to be needed in your life. But if that’s where you are, God is still working at getting your attention to inform you, again perhaps, that He still cares.
Often we preachers attempt to, as one said rather crudely, “scare the hell out of them,” when many of the biblical demonstrations show us God seeking after His wandering children, extending grace and mercy to them when they, like us, did/do not deserve it.
While reading the Bible, my spirit has been deeply moved more times than I can count, by the spirit called alongside to help, to guide, to instruct, seeming to whisper, “Larry, this verse of forgiveness is for you. Get off your pity party, and accept my offering of complete forgiveness. My forgiveness comes with restoration, as you really can’t have one without the other.”
Mrs. Campbell’s drama really brings out, in a way we humans can grasp, the everlasting Love of God.
Gomer dramatically demonstrates the agony of soul written in 1813 by Robert Robinson, who himself was given the song as God rescued him. Here’s the last verse:
O to grace how great a debtor, Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it Seal it for Thy courts above.
The story has it that even after Robert wrote the last verse, circumstances in his life found him near suicide and Christ came to him in his despair and rescued him, again.
I hope you will consider being a part of the drama of Gomer this coming Lord’s Day.
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Good IT work here Oral Deckard
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