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.
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