Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love 20th

I read a book when I was in high school called Redeeming Love. It’s definitely a book that every woman should read- no joke. Without giving too much away it’s a fictional story that parallels to the Bible story of Hosea (a righteous man) and Gomer (a prostitute).

I was too immature in my faith at that time to appreciate the book’s connection of Gods love for us in spite of how often we turn away from Him.  All I remember is reading it (at 15) and thinking to myself, “I am going to marry a man like that!”

Little did I know just how much I would identify with the prostitute in the years to come.  It’s crazy to think that God could redeem me from such a filthy and degrading past. But what’s even more crazy is that not only did He redeem me, but He blessed me beyond measure!!

God gave me my own story of redeeming love. Not only did I get to “marry a man like that!” but I also got to experience first hand the book’s truth– God can redeem you from anything! You are NEVER so far gone that God won’t welcome you back.

Kevin and I recently got to share our testimony again at ReEngage & we decided to update the last 10 minutes to include Gideon’s Journey. I hope you’ll find time to watch Our Story. It began as a story of redeeming love and forgiveness…and now continues on as a daily commitment to choose happiness despite our circumstances.


Praise God for His Redeeming Love!


4 thoughts on “Redeeming Love

  1. Samantha, thanks so much for sharing your story and journey. I am again amazed at how God does bring all things to work together for good. I too have walked a very broken road and am amazed, no, in awe of how He manages to turn it all to good. I watched your story tonight and was reminded of my own broken road and my walk today. Choosing to leave anger and bitterness behind is really a daily journey and true God exampled forgiveness the only way. Thank you for this reminder. God is using you and Gideon’s journey as well. I pray for your family and that sweet boy daily. I am in the midst of a bible study by Priscilla Shirer about the Gideon from the Old Testament. What a beautiful present example is your Gideon of God using our weakness to demonstrate His strength. You are the proud Momma of a valiant warrior! Thank you and in God’s love,

    1. Amy,

      You’re words have blessed me so!! Thank you for following our journey and being such an encouragement through your kind words and prayer.

      I just finished Priscilla’s Gideon study about a month ago and it was AWESOME!!!!!! I’m sure it will continue to be a study that blesses you as it did me. 🙂

      God never ceases to amaze me in how He brings together all the broken pieces to create something more beautiful than it was before it was broken. Thanks again for messaging me and I hope you have a great week!!

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