You Are Good!

March 2, 2010
By GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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You are my Boaz, my kinsman Redeemer.
You are Hosea, who will not desert me.
If I am Your Rachel, You are my Jacob: You went to the greatest extent to own me.
You are my Jesus, my Savior and King.
You are my Lord, the One whom I serve.

I am Your Gomer. I know of your love, yet I turn to the world to satisfy.
I am Your Israel, who turned to other gods.
I am Your Eve, deliberately disobeying.
I should be Your Hagar, Abram's deserted.
I should be Your Leah, Jacob's unloved.
Yet I am Your Sarah, who bore a promise.
I am Your Rachel, Jacob's beloved.
Why do You give such position and honor?
I am a beggar, no gift to offer.
Yet the King had compassion,
He clothed me royally.
He made me His princess,
His jewel of great price.
Yet I stray to the alleys,
Lurking in my old ways.
If there was ever a prodigal son, it was me.
Yet You chased me, found me, rebuked me, loved me.
What have I done to deserve Your grace?
I thank You for Your love.
Like David, I will praise You publicly.
How great are You, God, to adopt a worthless wretch like me!


The author's comments:
I've wanted to write something of God's grace and people's sinfulness for a while. I realize that not all of you have been raised in an evangelical church, so I'll explain some of the more obscure Biblical references. God instructed the prophet Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer. Obviously, she deserted him for other men, but Hosea remained faithful. God had promised Abram a child, even though both he and his wife, Sarah, were REALLY old. Sarah told Abram to have a child by her maid, Hagar. They did, and Hagar bore a son, Ishmael. Sarah got jealous of Hagar, though, and threw her out of the house. God later gave Sarah a son, Isaac, who became a patriarch of Israel. The nation of Israel turned to idolatry after they came back from Egypt (long story.). If you have any more questions, feel free to post them!

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on Sep. 18 2010 at 5:36 pm
GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Thanks! I think that's one of the reasons why those stories are in the Bible: to show us part of what God is like. Anyhow, thanks for your comments! :)

on Sep. 17 2010 at 5:13 pm
bound4life4ever PLATINUM, Jamaica, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

oh. my.goodness! THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!! i love how you compard GOD to soo many people in the Bible nd how he could b each and evryr one of themif we allow him to! keep writing girl!

on Jun. 20 2010 at 1:28 pm
GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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If you like this, read my other stuff! The only other thing that's published under my name is called Shadows, and there's one that i published anonymously (u'll figure out why) called The Boy Who Was My Enemy. Hope you like them both! <3<3<3!

on Mar. 20 2010 at 3:52 pm
GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Awww, thanks! ;)

on Mar. 20 2010 at 11:10 am
torridromance GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Define normal." ~Eragon

I. LOVE. IT. It is sooooo amazing. A perfect picture of God's love for us, even when we don't deserve it.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 5:34 pm
GzusFreak10 GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Please comment! Tell me how I can make my writing better! :)

on Mar. 11 2010 at 3:07 pm
torridromance GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Define normal." ~Eragon

I totally adore it! Like you, I was (and am) raised as a Christian . I totally understand. Love, love, love it! Write more!!!


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