Then the Lord said to me, "Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.
I love the book of Hosea. I love the transparency shown through this man, how he was obedient to follow God's directions, and in turn, God's love displayed through his story. God tells Hosea to, "go and love your wife again, even though..." again. even though. How hard this must have been for Hosea. He knew what she was before he married her and he knew that she would continue to turn from him, but he loves her still.
God loves us still. He loves us and he chooses us over and over despite our brokenness and betrayal. He continues to show mercy and wraps us in His arms when we turn back to Him. His arms remain open when we pull away, and he continuously takes us back. His love is abounding and steadfast. He pursues us even when we pursue other things. He finds you and I worthy, and will pursue us relentlessly.
You are worthy and you are His. Don't you just love that?
What do you do when you've already painted the page your on? You make an insert with some cute Sweet N' Sassy Stamps, of course!
Stamps used: Worthy King