Thursday, August 7, 2008

Redeeming Love


Here are the pictures from our hike to Big Bradley Falls....


JP, Mallory, Me and Reece in front of Big Bradley



Reece and JP playing

Isn't summer the best? I've really enjoyed getting to spend time with friends, and take time for things I don't normally do during the semester...like reading! I just finished Redeeming Love last night, and it was so awesome. I had heard about this book for a long time, and Katie let me borrow her copy because she said I had to read it. Lately I've needed something to refresh me in my relationship with the Lord, and reading this book has grown my understanding of what God's love looks like. If you've never heard about this book, its about a Christian man who feels God tell him to marry a prostitute. He goes to the brothel (a place where you'd never expect this man to be) and tries to convince her to let him buy her freedom so he can marry her. I won't spoil the rest of the story, but it was so touching. It really made me think about God's love and how we as people are so like the stubborn prostitute. She didn't want to leave the brothel...she thought there was no way she could change or trust this man who wanted to give her a better life. Aren't we all that same way with God? Jesus died to pay for all our indifference and rebellion towards Him, but then we doubt his goodness and don't trust Him with our lives. This story was so great, and I recommend it to everyone!

4 comments:

Joel and Kitty said...

I absolutely love those pics! How did you make the water look like that?? Redeeming Love is my absolute favorite. xoxo

Love said...

the slow shudder speed makes the water look awesome! Thanks for commenting Kitty! :) Hope y'all are doing great!

the_art_of_letting_go said...

Hey steph is Redeeming Love inspired by Hosea and Gomer??

Love said...

It surely is Jennie...it's an amazing book!