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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Gomer Testimonies

I’ve always found it funny how some Christians hold up figures from the Bible, beating others over the head with these icons of faith, until the subject of that beating is uselessly crushed. I’ve met individuals who even do this to themselves.open bible

And yet, when I read of the “great ones” in the Good Book, I find many of them … flawed … sinful, and until Christ died for their sins, guilty. But in a strange way, this gives me hope.


Because I’m flawed, sinful and guilty. Still, I’m loved.

That’s the story of Gomer, the wife of Hosea. The harlot, who didn’t know how good she had it, so she left. Why focus on her? Because she is Israel when Israel turned from God to worship Baal. And in parallel, she is us, when we turn from God and choose our own path. Or sin.

Interestingly, this is the name a group of Third Day fans have given themselves. I just recently became one. The name was chosen because of a song on the Conspiracy No. 5 CD, released August 27, 1997, called Gomer’s Theme. A song of an unfaithful wife who is deeply loved.

A song about us.

This is why I am a Gomer. Because being a Christian is not about sitting atop a high-horse, looking down on the sinners before me. It’s about being broken and knowing there is only one way to be fixed—Christ!
Gomers know this.

Some of my new Gomer friends have recently blessed me with a rich and wonderful gift—their testimonies. Stories of brokenness, woundedness, chaos and loss, punctuated by healing, direction, redemption and wholeness through Christ. They’ve agreed to let me share these with you, so you too may be blessed.

I will be posting “The Gomer Testimonies” over the next few weeks, interspersed with Musical Devotionals of their favorite songs and other inspirations. Come and be inspired by what God can do for you!

If you’d like to hear the song Gomer’s Theme, click the link, or the imbed below:

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Should You Strive to be Only Natural?


God Loves Broken People, by Sheila Walsh—A Review