So, I must admit. I was sad for Redeeming Love to end. But, it left my heart so very full. Full because of the splendor of redemption.
Oh, how beautiful redemption truly is. And how we fall in love with Christ in the process.
I was a little late to the party on Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love. This is nothing unusual for me. None the less, it’s a retelling of the biblical story of Hosea set in the mid-nineteenth century. It’s a beautiful narrative and a sweet reminder of God’s unconditional love.
Sure, the Twilight series is great. It can even leave you lovesick for a fictional character named Edward. Redeeming Love, however, will leave you yearning for a more intimate relationship with a very loving – and very real King.
Many don’t experience God’s redemption due to a grossly distorted picture of who God is. They see a wrathful God. An unforgiving God. Or, they see themselves unworthy of His redemption.
Sometimes, this misperception is the church’s fault. Sometimes, we fail to see others the way Christ does. We judge. We condemn.
He IS love.
A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
I tend to agree.
How do you view God?