Transformation And Restoration
There are many themes within the novel, a major one is forgiveness. Forgiveness is often hard to do when one has been wronged and is still being wronged. However unforgiveness will keep us trapped in the past. Sometimes we need God’s help to forgive others. Likewise it can be hard to receive forgiveness. Sometimes our sins just feel too bad. “You’ve done horrible things and it’s too late for you.” No-one is ever beyond the reach of God. Jesus went to the cross for all our sins. Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
God is in the business of restoring lives and repaying back the years that the locusts have stolen. “God not only uses broken people, He seeks them out.” Joy Ohagwu explores this theme within the novel.