A beautiful love story adapted from the Book of Hosea, “Gomer” is a heartwarming and powerful one act, one person play, approximately an hour in length, with minimal sets. Using a highly creative original script, it features a thoughtful and Christ centered multimedia presentation at the close of the production.
The Old Testament book of Hosea is a picture of God’s redeeming love for his people. The Lord speaks to the prophet Hosea and tells him to marry a prostitute named Gomer, knowing that she will wound his heart by being unfaithful to him. After several years of marriage, Gomer leaves her husband and children and returns to her life of sin. God then instructs Hosea to go and find her and bring her home. After searching for Gomer, Hosea finds his wife being sold in a slave auction, and although she is dirty and broken by sin, Hosea purchases her back with his own money and takes her into his home again.
The script of Gomer is specifically written so that we are able to allow the Lord to speak to us on two levels. Not only are we viewing a true story taken from the Word of God about Gomer and Hosea, but also, we are able to imagine ourselves in place of Gomer, and see Jesus in the place of Hosea.
For the story of Gomer is our story. The Bible says, “We all like sheep have gone astray” Isaiah 53:6a. Because of the slavery of sin, we each have stood on our auction block. Thank God for a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who searched for us, and bought us back by His own precious blood. I Corinthians 6:20 says, “You are bought with a price”, and that price is Jesus own life, given willingly on the cross for our sins.
The purpose of this drama is that mankind will know and understand the incredible and unrelenting love that the Lord God has for His people. For those who have yet to know Him, and for those who have fallen away, the story of Gomer will bring the message of love and redemption to an intensely personal level.
I heard this on the “Eco Bee” this morning – I guess it streams Amazon music. Anyhow, I was doing a craft when I heard it and was moved by the song! I’ve not heard it before and it took me almost an hour to find you! My son is currently separated from his wife (she has had many affairs) and several years ago I wanted them to watch the Hosea movie on YT… they didn’t. This was long before I knew of what was going on. I keep praying that God would rescue my DIL (she’s gone very dark now). It doesn’t matter to me if they reconcile (which is what I would love!) but that God would rescue her soul and that she would come back to Him! Today, my son sent me a captured pic of his application for a divorce. My heart is broken because I see how the enemy has torn apart that family. There are three children from that marriage. I would love nothing more than for a complete healing in that marriage! … to see God’s hand at work. He can do it … but I don’t know if He will. He rescued me from a dark place! I am so thankful for that. Great song!
Dearest Glenda, thank you for your message. My heart goes out to you and your son, and yes, definitely to your wayward daughter-in-law. There is no where she can go that God’s love cannot reach her. I am praying for you and your family, for forgiveness and reconciliation, and for healing. I am so amazed that this song played for you as I have never done anything except post the song on my website. I do not even have a studio recording of it. I truly feel that God brought this song to you for a reason! It is kind of a miracle that you found it, or may I say, it found you. God’s love is so amazing and so powerful and so beautiful. God’s blessings to you and your family. ~ Geri