Thursday, March 15, 2012

People. Hosea

Perhaps my most favorite book of the Bible is Hosea. To me, this book speaks of God's radical and jealous love for us. God wants us when we couldn't care less about him, when we are the ugliest and when we are trying with all our strength to do our own thing. In total complete rejection, God loves us. God even pursues us then in ways that we can't see. Hosea 2 says that he puts up barriers (to things that we want) and puts up walls so we end up going around in circles- directionless and aimless- hopeless {realizing that we need God}. At this point, if it wasn't God, it would seem kinda creepy, but with Him its pure and holy. He wants the best for us, and the best is His best. I love that he even loves us when we do come back to him half hearted. He loves us so much that He strips the crap out of our lives. Hosea 2:14 says that He allures us and speaks tenderly to us. He brings us back into a whole relationship with Him. God's love is crazy good and just plain crazy in itself. Its so intense and mindblowing- we aren't even capable of loving Him back to the same degree that He loves us. Thats how big our God's love is. 

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