Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Okay, so I am hooked on Francine Rivers' Lineage of Grace series. These books are completely awe inspiring and I have learned so much from each of them. The women of these stories are so important because they are apart of Jesus' genealogy. The latest one that I have read is "Unspoken : The Story of Bathsheba". Ms. Rivers tells how Bathsheba loves David since her childhood, her marriage to Davids trusted friend Uriah, Uriah's death, Bathsheba's marriage to David, and the cloud of shame and guilt they both must live under. If I rated the books I read, this one would rate a full 5 stars ! I think this paragraph sums it up quite well for it brought tears to my eyes :
"I know they will remember my sins, Lord, but when they look upon my life, let them see what You did for an unworthy woman. Let them see the hope from despair. If they must recount my sins, let them count Your blessings more so. You protected me. You raised me up. You gave me sons. Let my name be unspoken, Lord, for what am I that anyone should remember me? But, oh, Lord God of Israel, If they do remember me, let them open their mouths and sing praises for Your great mercy toward me. Let them see Your infinite grace and your boundless love. And let them....be encouraged.